Cardio IQ® Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids

Supply #T02 - Lavender 4mL Blood Tube

Test Code: 91734

Methodology: Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, San Juan Capistrano, CA. It has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Includes: Omega-3 (EPA+DHA) Index, Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio, EPA/Arachidonic Acid Ratio, Arachidonic Acid, EPA, DHA

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): CardioIQ®,Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids, Cardio IQ®

Collection Guide: 

Supply: T02 - Lavender 4mL Blood Tube

Preferred Specimen: Whole Blood

Preferred Volume: 4mL

Transport Container: EDTA Lavender-top 4mL tube

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated (cold-packs)

Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 14 days

Special Instructions: Overnight fasting is required

Reject Criteria: Grossly icteric; plasma not collected in EDTA tubes; Serum separator tubes

For additional test, supply, or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.