Brand: Standard Process

Omega-3 Index for Pets Test Kit 1 kit

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Omega-3 Index for Pets Test Kit

The Omega-3 Index for Pets Test is a blood test for dogs that measures the amount of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in red blood cells.

The Omega-3 Index for Pets Test is important for measuring omega-3 in the body to help maintain healthy fat levels - an important indicator of overall health.

  • Measure - You won't know if your patient's balance of fats is optimal unless they're measured.
  • Modify - A low omega-3 index can be improved by increasing omega-3 intake.
  • Monitor - Track how your patient's dietary changes affect their blood levels by testing regularly.

Once you know their omega-3 index, you can supplement your patient's diet to modify their index in as little as 3-4 months.

This test is currently available for dogs and should only be administered by a veterinary professional.

Why OmegaQuant?

By partnering with OmegaQuant - the premier lab for Omega-3 Index testing - Standard Process is better able to help veterinarians support their patients' omega-3 needs.

Omega Quant is the world's only CLIA-certified laboratory dedicated to fatty acid analysis

  • Validated and standardized testing methods
  • Recognized experts in fatty acid research
  • Easy-to-understand report based on well-established scientific study

How is the index derived?

A blood test that measures the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in red blood cell membranes and expressed as a percent of total fatty acids. There are 64 fatty acids in this model membrane, 4 of which are EPA or DHA. 4/64 = 6.25%

What is the desirable index?

The omega-3 index targeted normal range for dogs is 3-8%.

How does a veterinary professional complete the test?

  1. Collect Sample: Follow the step-by-step instructions to collect the sample.
  2. Register Test: Visit and enter the unique bar code on the sample collection card.
  3. Mail Sample: Put the sample in the prepaid return envelope and drop it in the mail.
  4. Get Results: You will get emailed results in 2-4 weeks.
  5. Consult with Pet Owner: Use recommendations to modify and supplement pet's diet.