Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance™ (575)

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Test Type: 1.0 mL plasma Kit Based
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Fatty acids are essential to heart health. Balancing fatty acids can improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels, improve immune system function as well as reduce inflammation and rate of heart disease.1,2 The Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance™ test measures the major fatty acids (FA) for the purposes of cardiovascular disease characterization and management.

References: Schaefer EJ. Lipoproteins, nutrition, and heart disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002;75(2):191-212. Eckel RH, Jakicic JM, Ard JD, et al. 2013 AHA/ACC guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63 (25 Pt B):2960-2984.

Collection Details:

Patient Preparation:

9 hour fast prior to collection. Patient may drink water only. Fasting includes refraining from supplements, such as fish oil. Non-fasting samples will be rejected.

Collection Instructions:

1.0 mL plasma collected in EDTA plasma separator tube (Pearl Top)

Refrigerated (ship on frozen cold packs)