Omega-3 Index Test


Are you getting enough omega-3s for optimal wellness? Find out with the omega-3 index test, an important predictor of heart health, brain health, and longevity.

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Why Take the Test?

Have you ever wondered if you’re getting the optimal amount of omega-3s? Well, there’s a test for that!

Factors like diet, genetics, age, body weight and your overall health condition can influence the amount of omega-3s you need. That’s why measuring your omega-3 index is the only way to know for sure if you’re getting enough.

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Once you take your test, enclose your sample in the prepaid envelope and mail it the same day. As soon as the lab receives the sample, you’ll get your results within 5 business days.

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In our early days of working with omega-3s, we did a number of studies with the co-inventor of the omega-3 index, Dr. William Harris.

Dr. Harris’ idea of measuring the amount of omega-3s in the blood cells was brilliant. It gave researchers a tool to better evaluate the impact of different types of omega-3 supplements. It also made it clear that most Americans need far higher doses than a measly 1-2 fish oil capsules per day.

We love that the omega-3 index gives people a clearer picture of how much EPA and DHA they need for best results. It answers questions, like: “Is eating salmon a couple times a week enough?”, “Do I need 2 teaspoons of Omega Cure per day or 4?”, and “Is my fish oil being absorbed well?”

Plus, since the omega-3 index is a good predictor of cardiovascular disease risk and more, you can use the assessment to make better informed health and lifestyle decisions.


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Test Basics

The omega-3 index test measures the amount of EPA and DHA in your red blood cells based on your intake over the last 4 months.

When you purchase the test, you’ll receive a handy kit in the mail. The kit provides everything you need to take the test – a blood collection card, a lancet, an alcohol pad for sanitation, a bandage, a gauze pad, and a prepaid return envelope. The kit also comes with detailed instructions.

When you take the test, stick the lancet into the side of your finger, so that you can draw a few drops of blood. For most people, if you aim for the side of the finger where there are fewer nerve endings, the quick prick will feel relatively painless.

Once your sample has been received by the lab, you’ll receive your results within 5 business days.

The omega-3 index is calculated as a percentage. Having a number of 8% or higher is considered optimal.

OmegaQuant, which is an independent, CLIA-certified lab. OmegaQuant was founded by Dr. William Harris, the co-inventor of the omega-3 index.

OmegaQuant’s omega-3 index tests have been used by hundreds of institutions, universities and companies, including the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Army.

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Omega-3 Index Test


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