One of the most valuable laboratory testing tools in my functional medicine practice is the Organic Acids Profile (OAT). This test provides an overall assessment of many different functions and processes in the body. The OAT profile helps reveal areas of ‘priority’ in the body when addressing chronic health issues/conditions.
OAT Test is an Organic Acids Test
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides information about the body’s biochemical balance by measuring metabolic byproducts in the urine. Organic acids are compounds that have acidic properties, and many are normal byproducts or metabolites. There are certain compounds that provide additional information about metabolic disorders, including toxin exposure and mitochondrial dysfunction.
The OAT measures 76 different markers, including vitamin and mineral levels, antioxidant deficiencies, neurotransmitter levels, energy cycle function, muscle function, and an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria species.
Many individuals with chronic health conditions and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. These high levels could be caused by: use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, high consumption of simple carbohydrates or sugars, immune deficiencies, infections, and genetic factors.
Treatment based on the OAT profile often leads to improvement in energy, sleep, mental health conditions, chronic pain, digestive issues, and reduced attention and concentration problems.
Who Is the OAT Test beneficial for?
- Autism-spectrum disorders
- Autoimmune conditions
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Digestive problems
- Metabolic dysfunction
- Mental health disorders
- Neurological disorders
For more information about the OAT test – download this PDF from The Great Plains Laboratory or schedule a consultation.
OAT Lab Report
View a sample OAT report PDF