Organic Acids-Metabolic Profile

The Organic Acids-Metabolic Profile Test is a simple urine test that looks at biomarkers from various metabolic pathways. These biomarkers give an overview of several major systems in the body and an analysis of nutritional deficiencies.

The organic acid test is a nutritional test providing insights into the body’s cellular metabolic processes. Organic acids are metabolic intermediates that are produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, or intestinal microbial activity.

Marked accumulation of specific organic acids detected in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. The metabolic block may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, a toxic build-up or drug effect.

The Organic Acids metabolic test is the preferred test used in clinical practice as many functional medicine practitioners believe the metabolic panel provides significant information about a client from one simple urine collection kit. This test assesses a numerous cellular and physiological processes including intestinal dysbiosis, energy production, nutrient cofactor requirements and neurotransmitter metabolism.

By evaluating organic acid levels and identifying the metabolic dysfunctions occurring at the cellular level, a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed for the client.

This test is the single most comprehensive test in evaluating:

Citric acid cycle abnormalities.
B-group vitamin utilisation.
Neurotransmitter abnormalities.
CoQ 10 sufficiency.
Amino acid insufficiencies.
Gut Dysbiosis.
Yeast infestation.
Nutritional deficiencies.
Fatty acid metabolism.

Common Conditions:

Mood changes.
Blood sugar dysregulation.
Weight gain.
Multiple chemical sensitivity.
Bloating, gas and distention.
Joint pain.
Acid reflux.
Autoimmune disorders.