The Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides an accurate evaluation of Energy Production, Detoxification, GI Dysbiosis, Neurotransmitters, Methylation and Oxidative Stress. It has simply become my favorite test especially when correlated with the genetic data from 23andme. The test is a simple urine test which is not very expensive and it provides so much useful information.
If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification. Upon treatment, patients and practitioners have reported significant improvement such as decreased fatigue, regular bowel function, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity, and decreased abdominal pain. The OAT is strongly recommended as the initial screening test.
10 mL of first morning urine before food or drink is suggested. Patient should avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries and their juices 24 hours prior to specimen collection.