Omega 3 Testing£109 £109
Omega 3 testing to monitor omega 3 and omega 6 ratio. Collect your sample at home and get online lab results in 2-5 days.
What does it test for?
- Omega 3
- Omega 6
Collection methodFinger prick
Fatty acids prevent irregular heartbeats, reduces the risk of clotting by making the blood less sticky, protects the walls of blood vessels from damage and helps to improve cholesterol by increasing levels of good cholesterol (HDL) and decreasing levels of bad cholesterol (LDL).
Symptoms of Omega 3/6 Deficiency may include:
- Dry skin and hair
- Brittle nails
- Poor attention and/or concentration
- Heightened sleep disturbances
- Joint pain and discomfort
The Omega test examines the blood for arachidonic acid (ARA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), by identifying levels of ARA and DHA, the test can determine whether you have an optimal ratio of Omega 3 and 6 in the system for good health.
You should take the test if:
- You are curious about eating for health
- You notice that your hair, skin, and nails are poor quality
- You feel tired all the time with no explanation
- You can't concentrate on an ongoing basis
- You have a family history of heart infection
- You follow a vegan or vegetarian diet
- You feel chronically fatigued
The sample must be taken fasted, before 10am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and returned on the same day.
Fasting means that you collect the sample in the morning before you have breakfast. You can still drink water when fasting. Always follow the advice of your doctor with regards to fasting, particularly if you have an underlying medical condition.
Omega 3 fatty acids are the "good fats" found in oily fish, nuts and seeds that can help to protect the body against heart infection, high blood pressure, cholesterol and rheumatoid arthritis.
Omega 6, when eaten in moderation as part of a healthy diet is good for you. Too much omega 6 can cause high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart infection. Omega 6 is found in polyunsaturated foods such as butter and vegetable oils.
How to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your test when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you will receive a call to discuss your results and next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our health tests includes a prepaid delivery envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA approved and ISO accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.