Por que realizar este exame?

Omega-3 fatty acids belong to the polyunsaturated group. These types of fatty acids intervene in the correct functioning of different physiological processes and are considered essential; however, our organism is not always in optimal conditions to synthesize them. For this reason, they should be obtained through diet or food supplements. A low omega-3 index in the body is associated with an increased risk of a cardiovascular or cerebrovascular event. On the other hand, it has been shown that there is an association between increased consumption of these fatty acids and a lower predisposition to diseases such as depression or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Its consumption is also fundamental during pregnancy and lactation, for the correct neuronal development of the baby.

O que é o exame?

This test evaluates the presence in the body of two of the main omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) obtained both through diet and through the synthesis in the body of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Later, a calculation is made of the percentage of EPA and DHA in relation to the total fatty acids present in the red blood cell membrane.

Para quem é indicado?

Suitable for all those people who wish to proactively control their health, as well as in the following situations:
• Patients with cardiovascular diseases.
• Patients with chronic diseases, including asthma, metabolic, immune or inflammatory changes.
• Patients with low mood or depression.
• Children with suspected Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
• During gestation, in order to ensure the correct nutritional content to the baby.


Gas Chromatography


• Guaranteed from the experience of the Synlab group, the absolute European leader in laboratory diagnosis.
• Objective and detailed results report.

Informações Extras

DOCUMENTATION – Available on Extranet for clients:
• Informed Consent.
• Clinical Questionnaire.
• Fasting is not necessary for the test.

Tempo de Entrega
17 working days
Tipo de Amostra
5 mL of whole blood in EDTA tube

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