Organic Acids Test
Organix sample report

Organic Acids Test

$481.85

Comprehensive Urinary Organic Acids Test | Metabolic Markers in Urine.

Product Description

The Organix® Organic Acids Test is a comprehensive nutritional test. It does not measure absolute values of nutrients but provides insights into metabolic products (organic acids) which gives a view into your body’s cellular metabolic processes. Identifying metabolic blocks that can be treated nutritionally allows individual tailoring of interventions that maximize your response to treatment and leads to improved health outcomes.

Who should order an Organic Acids Test?

The Organix® Comprehensive nutritional test is ideal for you if you suffer from:

Can the Organic Acids Test be done on children?

Most certainly. The children’s reference ranges for the Organix Organic Acids Test are designed to provide more accurate paediatric nutritional evaluations

How long before I get my Results?

We typically get the results of your Organic Acids Test within a month of you submitting your sample.  At this point you will need an appointment to discuss your results. If you would like health support while waiting for your results, please make your initial appointment here

What are Organic Acids?

Organic acids are metabolic intermediates that are produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter (brain chemicals) breakdown, or intestinal microbial activity. Marked accumulation of specific organic acids detected in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. The metabolic block may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up or drug effect. Several of the biomarkers are markers of intestinal bacterial or yeast overgrowth.

The Organix® Comprehensive nutritional test profile provides vital patient information from a single urine specimen. This organic acids nutritional test is valuable for determining:

  • Functional vitamin and mineral status
  • Amino acid insufficiencies like carnitine and NAC
  • Oxidative damage and antioxidant need
  • Phase I & Phase II detoxification capacity
  • Functional B-complex vitamin need
  • Neurotransmitter metabolites
  • Mitochondrial energy production
  • Methylation sufficiency
  • Lipoic acid and CoQ10 status
  • Markers for bacterial and yeast overgrowth

Organic Acid Test and Clinical Solutions:

Full review of the your biochemical status and metabolic pathway flow can help identify areas of greatest concern.  Follow-up nutritional testing can monitor the effectiveness of selected treatments.

Advantages of the Organix® Comprehensive Profile

  • Extensive Analyte List – The Organix® Comprehensive Profile is a nutritional test which contains one of the most extensive biomarker lists in the industry. Including nutritional markers such as Quinolinate, D-Arabinitol, and 8-Hydroxy-2’deoxyguanosine, the Organix® offers great value.
  • Innovative Method – The LC/MS-MS method, which is also used to screen newborns for metabolic disorders, requires very little sample preparation and processing. This technology provides more stability, accuracy, and sensitivity in measuring organic acids at low levels for optimum test results.
  • Single Urine Specimen – A single overnight urine collection (collected from your first urination of the day) is all that is required.

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Preparing for the Organic Acids Test

  • To improve the accuracy of your Organic Acid test results, it is important to avoid the following food items for 48 hours (2 days) prior to collection the sample:
    • Alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine/caffeinated drinks, fruit juices
    • Avocado, banana, chocolate, cocoa, cheese, citrus fruit (all), grapes, kiwifruit, pineapple, plums, tomatoes
    • Walnuts, pecans, vanilla.
  • It is not necessary to discontinue medication and nutritional supplements prior to specimen collection. Abnormalities that may be found will reveal needs that have not been met by recent dietary and supplemental intake. If you are not sure about a supplement, then STOP taking it for 3-7 days prior to collecting your urine sample.
  • Decrease fluid intake to avoid excessive dilution of the urine » For adults, it is recommended to restrict your fluid intake to one litre or less for 24 hours » Making sure that no more than 250mL of this is consumed after 8:00 PM the evening prior to urine collection
• Do not collect urine during menstruation
Specimens must be frozen within 2 hours of collection. It is best to ship your specimen within 24 hours of collection. Please do not ship your specimen on a Friday.
A return courier pack is provided.
Results typically take about 3 weeks after shipping.

Additional Information

Weight 0.1 kg
Analytes tested

2-Methylhippurate
3,4 Dihydroxyphenylpropionate
5-hydroxyindoleacetate
8-Hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine*
Adipate
Alpha-Hydroxybutyrate
Alpha-Keto-Beta-Methylvalerate
Alpha-Ketoglutarate
Alpha-Ketoisocaproate
Alpha-Ketoisovalerate
Benzoate
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate
Beta-Hydroxyisovalerate
Citrate
Creatinine
D-Arabinitol*
D-Lactate*
Ethylmalonate
Formiminoglutamate
Fumarate
Glucarate
Hippurate
Homvanillate
Hydroxymethylglutarate
Indican
Isocitrate
Kynurenate
L-Lactate*
Malate
Methylmalonate
Orotate
Phenylacetate
Phenylpropionate
Picolinate*
Pyroglutamate
Pyruvate
Quinolinate
Suberate
Succinate
Sulfate
Tricarballylate
Vanilmandelate
Xanthurenate
cis-Aconitate
p-Hydroxybenzoate
p-Hydroxyphenylacetate
p-Hydroxyphenyllactate