What's included in the test
The test kit includes a blood collection card, lancet, alcohol pad, gauze pad, bandage, and a prepaid return envelope.
What will my results tell me?
The results provide your Omega-3 Index, a % measure of Omega-3s DHA + EPA in your blood.
What is the target range for the Omega-3 Index?
An Omega-3 Index in the range of 8-12% is one indicator of better overall health. An Index of 5% or less (which is common in the US) indicates the highest risk for not having enough Omega-3 for mom or baby in pregnancy.
Why should I take this test?
We use a single drop of blood to measure the Omega-3 Index. This eliminates the need to have your blood drawn at a clinic. You can collect your sample and send it through the mail from the comfort of your own home! And, it is highly accurate. Our testing partner, OmegaQuant, has led research on Omega-3 intake for 30 years, and has over 80 published research papers in this field.
Are there any risks?
There is minimal physical risk to you from the finger prick. The prick may cause a small amount of pain and bruising, and the site may bleed slightly for a time after the blood is collected. There is also a very rare chance that the stick site could become infected. If this happens, you might require medical treatment.
There is a very small risk associated with the collection of confidential health information. However, we are making every effort to protect your identity.
How long will it take to get my results?
Your results will be ready within 2 to 3 weeks of our lab receiving your results by mail.
What are the privacy policies?
The results of your test will be kept strictly confidential.
Your results from the test are personal and private. Records will be kept confidential to the extent provided by federal, state, and local law. Only relevant Needed and OmegaQuant team members will have the right to look at your individual test results and records.
Your results will be grouped with the results from other individuals’ tests into a study. Needed and OmegaQuant may share results of this study in marketing, meetings, journals or other forums, but your individual identity will remain secret.
How it works
Our simple and safe blood collection method does not require a full blood draw or a trip to the doctor. One drop of blood from a finger prick is all that's needed to assess your Omega-3 status.
1. Register your kit at omegaquant.com/start
2. Collect 3 blood samples.
3. Mail in results to our lab partner, OmegaQuant
4. We send you the results within 2-3 weeks of you returning the testing kit
Results backed by science
Actionable: Omega-3 levels start changing as soon as you change your diet and supplementation routine, and stabilize in 3-4 months.
Personalized: Personalized dietary recommendations based off your test results.
Certified: All samples are processed in a central CLIA-certified laboratory.
Validated: The same validated and standardized sample processing methodology used in over 200 research studies.
Compare: Percentile ranks show you how you compare to your peers.
OmegaQuant is an independent, CLIA-certified lab that offers Omega-3 Index testing to researchers, clinicians and the public and sets the standard for Omega-3 testing.