Omega 3 and 6 check (essential fatty acids)

This is an important test that can be used to monitor your risk of inflammatory diseases.

Finger-prick blood
1 tests included
10 days turnaround



About Omega 3 and 6 check (essential fatty acids)

What is the omega 3 and 6 check?

How you feel is affected by a wide range of factors that contribute to health and wellbeing. Some of these factors may be genetic but many are within your control. Diet, drink and exercise don’t just affect the way you look and feel, they have a drastic effect on many processes in the body which can be measured by changes in biomarkers. Omega 3 and 6 are polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are generally considered to be beneficial for health.

Just as important as the amount of these fatty acids is the ratio of the two, with the ideal ratio being between 1:1 and 1:4 (omega 3/6), as it is the diet humans evolved with. The UK diet generally consists of ample omega 6, where omega 3 is scarce, found mainly in oily fish and flaxseeds. This leads to typical ratios of closer to 1:16. Improved ratios of omega 3 to omega 6 can reduce the risk of autoimmune diseases, heart disease and chronic inflammation.  

Why take the test?

The omega 3 and 6 check provides information on the amount and ratio of essential fatty acids omega 3 & 6. It can be used to monitor your risk of inflammatory diseases and help indicate dietary changes to keep you healthy.


What's tested

Essential Fatty Acids

How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.