Technology | June 05, 2006

Expanded Testing Options Provide Comprehensive Information

Trans fat testing and complete fatty acid profiles are available as additional blood testing options to the OMX-3, the Omega-3 Index test.
The addition of these tests provides people with a way to assess their risk for heart disease by monitoring trans fat and other fatty acids that impact LDL (bad cholesterol) levels and HDL (good cholesterol) levels. The new testing options are being added to the flagship OMX-3 test, a patent-pending blood test that measures the levels of heart-healthy EPA and DHA omega-3 oils. The testing device is useful to both individuals wanting to know how to reduce their risk for heart disease and to healthcare providers as they seek to provide the best preventive care for their patients.