Whole Blood Profiling

Easy to use spot cards require just a drop of blood for analysis to test for cardiac health, cognitive deterioration and other vital health markers.

Analytical Targets

Fatty acid methyl esters including but not limited to: Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), Saturated, Monounsaturated, Polyunsaturated, Arachidonic acid (AA), Total Omega-3, Total Omega-6. Would you please inquire with regards to other fatty acids if required?

Analysis Platform


Method Summary

This method determines the fatty acid composition (including DHA, EPA, and DPA) of whole blood in relative (area %) values using a bonded polyglycol liquid phase in a flexible fused silica capillary column. The esterification of these fatty acids to fatty acid methyl esters is performed using an alkylation derivatization reagent. Methyl esters offer excellent stability and provide quick and quantitative samples for GC analysis. GC analysis offers a comprehensive profile that allows practitioners to accurately assess the content and shape of fatty acids in their oil products. Fatty acids are extracted in the presence of the internal standard using a priority solvent mixture. The fatty acid methyl esters are transmethylated. The resulting fatty acid methyl esters are then analyzed on an Agilent 7890B gas-liquid chromatography with a 60-m DB-23 capillary column (0.32 mm internal diameter) against their internal standard. Data is reported in % fatty acid methyl ester by weight.

Sample Requirement
  • Small blood samples (a drop or two provided after using provided lancet on a finger, deposited on provided specialized absorbent pads.)
  • Blood samples may alternatively be provided via appropriate medical receptacles.
Data Reporting
  • Personalized OmegScore® report, CoA (pdf.)
  • Data reported as % by weight