At Forum Health, we ask questions to identify the root cause of chronic symptoms. A critical aspect of your overall health involves identifying underlying health issues that may be causing unexplained and persistent symptoms. Our practitioners utilize the Organic Acid Test (OAT) to identify the presence of metabolic imbalances and create a tailored treatment plan to address your body’s unique needs.
Why Organic Acid Testing?
Imbalances, toxicity, and inflammation are typically accompanied with long-lasting or recurring symptoms. If left untreated, the consequences could affect multiple systems and contribute to the development of chronic conditions and impaired immune function.
The OAT provides a snapshot of your overall health, assessing dozens of markers that represent various biochemical pathways, as well as vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, and neurotransmitter levels. Your provider may decide to order the Organic Acid Test for several reasons, depending on your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle.
What does the test measure?
An Organic Acid Test is a comprehensive diagnostic tool that measures the levels of various organic acids in urine. These organic acids are metabolic byproducts produced during the body’s normal processes of metabolism.
The OAT typically measures:
- Energy Production Markers
- Neurotransmitter Metabolism
- Detoxification Pathways
- Nutrient Status
- Gut Microbiome Markers
- Amino Acid Metabolism
- Markers of Fungal or Bacterial Overgrowth
When should you consider an Organic Acid Test?
If you’re dealing with persistent, prolonged, or recurrent symptoms that suggest potential imbalances in metabolic processes, your Forum Health provider may recommend an Organic Acid Test.
Symptoms prompting consideration for testing include:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Neurological Symptoms
- Mood Disorders
- Digestive Problems
- Recurrent Infections
- Unexplained Weight Loss
- Muscle Weakness or Pain
- Behavioral or Developmental Issues in Children
- Suspected Nutrient Deficiencies
- Detoxification Issues
- Chronic Inflammatory Conditions
How We Utilize This Data to Optimize Your Health
We test for different types of imbalances in metabolic processes and consider factors like diet, environment, and lifestyle.
Based on your results, our experienced providers craft a customized plan to reset your body and support your overall health.
We’re with you every step of the way, monitoring your progress, and adjusting as needed to ensure your journey to health is a success.
Consider discussing the potential benefits of an Organic Acid Test (OAT) with your Forum Health provider for a thorough evaluation of your health and personalized treatment planning.