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Zinzino’s BalanceTest is an easy self-test for analyzing the fatty acids found in capillary blood obtained from a fingertip using the Dried Blood Spot (DBS) technique.

A DBS is scientifically proven to be as accurate as a venous blood sample when fatty acids are to be analyzed. All it requires is a few drops of blood from the fingertip on a Whatman® filter paper and it takes less than a minute to complete.

KEY BENEFITS

  • In Vitro Diagnostic Kit with a blood collection paper and Medsun safety lancets
  • Easy-to-use dried blood spot self-test
  • Measures 11 fatty acids in your blood
  • Provides data about your Omega-6:3 Balance

WHAT WE MEASURE

The test measures 11 fatty acids, including saturated, monounsaturated (Omega-9) and polyunsaturated (Omega-6 and Omega-3) fatty acids. Individual fatty acid values are shown in the table and expressed as percentages of the total fatty acids measured. For comparison in the table, the average range for each fatty acid (based on data obtained from a large group of balanced people) is presented as Target Value. The following fatty acids are measured:

  1. Palmitic acid, C16:0, saturated fat
  2. Stearic acid, C18:0, saturated fat
  3. Oleic acid, C18:1, Omega-9
  4. Linoleic acid, C18:2, Omega-6
  5. Alpha-linolenic acid, C18:3, Omega-3
  6. Gamma-linolenic acid, C18:3, Omega-6
  7. Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, C20:3, Omega-6
  8. Arachidonic acid (AA), C20:4, Omega-6
  9. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), C20:5, Omega-3
  10. Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), C22:5, Omega-3
  11. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), C22:6, Omega-3