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OMEGA 3 & 6

 
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Description
 

CPT Code(s)

82541

Includes

Omega-3 (EPA+DHA) Index; Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio; Arachidonic Acid/EPA Ratio; Arachidonic Acid; EPA; DHA

Methodology

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Reference Range(s)

Omega-3 (EPA+DHA) Index0.5-6.4 %
Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio1.3-12.0
EPA/Arachidonic Acid Ratio0.1-5.0
Arachidonic Acid0.3-2.3 %
EPA<2.3 %
DHA0.4-3.0 %

Clinical Significance

1. Baseline and monitoring of individuals with known CVD (acute and chronic) to determine Rx and compliance.
2. Identify patients with known CVD risk with low omega-3 levels who may be candidates for supplementation/therapy.
3. Monitor patients on omega-3 supplementation/therapy to determine efficacy of treatment.
4. Potential role in risk reduction for non-CVD outcomes-aged related macular degeneration, RA, cancer, etc. (early data).

Alternative Name(s)

Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids, Cardio IQ®


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