Organic Acid Test (OAT)

Organic Acid Test (OAT)

This is a urine test which provides a metabolic “snapshot” based on products the body discards during urination. It can be used to evaluate gut, liver and nervous system health as well as energy metabolism and nutrient defciencies.

Great for a wide group of people with chronic health issues such as autoimmune, digestive problems, endometirosis, hyperactive behaviours, metabolic disorders or chronic fatigue, as well as autistic or ADD/ADHD children.

  • It can provide many clues to gut health, including intestinal yeast and bacteria that are commonly missed by other tests.
  • The test also identifies deficiencies of essential nutrients, such as vitamins and antioxidants, as well as oxidative stress and detoxification ability.
  • It provides one of the best ways to find out if you have oxalate issues, which can cause a range of symptoms and health issues.
  • A non-invasive test, it just requires one morning urine sample is required.

The results of the OAT are difficult to decipher, so interpretation is key, by someone who understands it.

If abnormalities are detected from the OAT results, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification.