Inflammation Test Plus

Inflammation Test Plus

Home-To-Lab

Dried Blood Spot (DBS)

13 fatty acids

This home-to-lab test helps quantify both acute and chronic (diet-induced) inflammation. CRP (C-reactive protein) detects acute inflammation and monitors ongoing conditions, serving as a crucial marker for infections and inflammatory diseases. Elevated CRP levels can indicate the presence of inflammation before symptoms appear, allowing for early intervention. The AA/EPA ratio, on the other hand, provides insight into chronic inflammation influenced by diet and lifestyle.

Together, these measurements offer a comprehensive assessment of immediate and long-term inflammation. This dual approach enables healthcare providers to personalize interventions, addressing both acute inflammatory episodes and chronic inflammation management.

Key Indicators Reported: CRP, AA/EPA ratio

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General FAQs

Home-to-lab testing allows individuals to collect samples comfortably at home. The main advantages of home sampling include convenience, privacy, and accessibility, as individuals can perform the tests at their own convenience.

Once the sample is collected, it is sent to our laboratory for analysis from anywhere in the world. You will be notified on your registered email once the results are ready, and can be downloaded from your registered account.

DBS testing is no more painful than a self-prick for a glucometer test. The kit contains one-time-use safety lancets which are used for pricking a finger and depositing a sample on a special filter paper card. The blood spot deposited on the filter paper card is allowed to dry, and hence the name dried blood spot.

Similarly, some tests may require saliva, urine or stool samples, which can also be collected on special filter paper cards. This makes the sample collection completely non-invasive.

Watching the instructional video and carefully reading the instruction manual before conducting the test should ensure a smooth experience. Should you encounter any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Once we receive your sample, the average response time is 7-10 business days to receive the results.

Lipomic LifeSciences can provide evidence-based suggestions for lifestyle changes that you can make to positively impact your health. We can also connect you with leading medical experts who can guide and discuss potential next steps.


Test Specific FAQs

You can take this test any time of the day. However, if you take Omega-3 supplements it is recommended that you take the test before taking the Omega-3 supplements.

The word ‘inflammation’ comes from the Latin word “inflammare” which means ‘to set on fire’. Traditionally, one associates inflammation with the four cardinal signs – redness, swelling, heat and pain. This is what is known as the classical “acute inflammation”. This happens in response to an injury or an infection by a foreign agent like bacteria, virus, fungus, parasites etc. The body’s defence mechanism is activated and cells and molecules reach the site of injury/infection in order to eliminate the offending agents. Thus, inflammation is necessary to control infections, heal wounds and clear injured tissues and festering sores. Generally, inflammation subsides after the aforementioned goals are achieved. What happens however, when the body’s response does not subside and may not even be against any particular target? That is what is known as chronic inflammation. By definition, chronic inflammation is a response of prolonged duration (weeks or months). Causes of chronic inflammation can include persistent infections, hypersensitivity diseases, prolonged exposure to toxic agents etc. Research now links chronic inflammation with stress, poor lifestyle choices and dietary patterns. If left unchecked, prolonged chronic inflammation starts affecting and attacking healthy cells. Chronic inflammation creates a microenvironment suitable to the development of several complex diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, auto-immune diseases.

C-Reactive Protein or CRP is a protein produced primarily by the liver in response to inflammation. The levels of CRP increase up to a 1000 fold at the site of infection or injury. CRP has traditionally been used as a marker for infection and cardiovascular diseases. Baseline CRP levels can vary according to age, gender, smoking status, weight, lipid levels, and blood pressure but for a standard CRP test, a normal reading is less than 3 milligram per liter (mg/L). A test result showing a CRP level greater than 3 mg/L should be further investigated by a medical practitioner.

Arachidonic Acid (AA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are dietary fatty acids of Omega-6 and Omega-3 type respectively. AA and EPA are precursors to the most important inflammatory mediators (Eicosanoids) and are known biomarkers for inflammation. Higher the AA to EPA ratio, greater the likelihood of developing chronic and lifestyle diseases such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Asthma, Alzheimer’s, Autoimmune diseases and CKD. The recommended optimal level of AA to EPA ratio is less than 3:1. An effective dietary intervention to reduce AA in the body is through a reduced intake of dietary animal sources like meat, eggs, dairy—or to reduce the intake of plant oils and grains rich in Linoleic acid.

The test results will indicate whether your CRP and AA/EPA levels are in the reference range. AA/EPA ratio is an indicator of dietary inflammation and may be corrected through dietary interventions including increased intake of food rich in Omega-3 or Omega-3 supplementation. CRP is a non specific marker of inflammation and might be transiently elevated due to a recent infection, illness or trauma and it is recommended that you repeat the CRP test after a month. If your levels are elevated after the retest too, you must share your results with your healthcare provider and discuss potential steps.

Chronic Inflammation is related to a myriad of health problems, as represented in the diagram below:

Source: Fighting Inflammation, Harvard Special Health Report

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General FAQs

Home-to-lab testing allows individuals to collect samples comfortably at home. The main advantages of home sampling include convenience, privacy, and accessibility, as individuals can perform the tests at their own convenience.

Once the sample is collected, it is sent to our laboratory for analysis from anywhere in the world. You will be notified on your registered email once the results are ready, and can be downloaded from your registered account.

DBS testing is no more painful than a self-prick for a glucometer test. The kit contains one-time-use safety lancets which are used for pricking a finger and depositing a sample on a special filter paper card. The blood spot deposited on the filter paper card is allowed to dry, and hence the name dried blood spot.

Similarly, some tests may require saliva, urine or stool samples, which can also be collected on special filter paper cards. This makes the sample collection completely non-invasive.

Watching the instructional video and carefully reading the instruction manual before conducting the test should ensure a smooth experience. Should you encounter any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Once we receive your sample, the average response time is 7-10 business days to receive the results.

Lipomic LifeSciences can provide evidence-based suggestions for lifestyle changes that you can make to positively impact your health. We can also connect you with leading medical experts who can guide and discuss potential next steps.


Test Specific FAQs

You can take this test any time of the day. However, if you take Omega-3 supplements it is recommended that you take the test before taking the Omega-3 supplements.

The word ‘inflammation’ comes from the Latin word “inflammare” which means ‘to set on fire’. Traditionally, one associates inflammation with the four cardinal signs – redness, swelling, heat and pain. This is what is known as the classical “acute inflammation”. This happens in response to an injury or an infection by a foreign agent like bacteria, virus, fungus, parasites etc. The body’s defence mechanism is activated and cells and molecules reach the site of injury/infection in order to eliminate the offending agents. Thus, inflammation is necessary to control infections, heal wounds and clear injured tissues and festering sores. Generally, inflammation subsides after the aforementioned goals are achieved. What happens however, when the body’s response does not subside and may not even be against any particular target? That is what is known as chronic inflammation. By definition, chronic inflammation is a response of prolonged duration (weeks or months). Causes of chronic inflammation can include persistent infections, hypersensitivity diseases, prolonged exposure to toxic agents etc. Research now links chronic inflammation with stress, poor lifestyle choices and dietary patterns. If left unchecked, prolonged chronic inflammation starts affecting and attacking healthy cells. Chronic inflammation creates a microenvironment suitable to the development of several complex diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, auto-immune diseases.

C-Reactive Protein or CRP is a protein produced primarily by the liver in response to inflammation. The levels of CRP increase up to a 1000 fold at the site of infection or injury. CRP has traditionally been used as a marker for infection and cardiovascular diseases. Baseline CRP levels can vary according to age, gender, smoking status, weight, lipid levels, and blood pressure but for a standard CRP test, a normal reading is less than 3 milligram per liter (mg/L). A test result showing a CRP level greater than 3 mg/L should be further investigated by a medical practitioner.

Arachidonic Acid (AA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are dietary fatty acids of Omega-6 and Omega-3 type respectively. AA and EPA are precursors to the most important inflammatory mediators (Eicosanoids) and are known biomarkers for inflammation. Higher the AA to EPA ratio, greater the likelihood of developing chronic and lifestyle diseases such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Asthma, Alzheimer’s, Autoimmune diseases and CKD. The recommended optimal level of AA to EPA ratio is less than 3:1. An effective dietary intervention to reduce AA in the body is through a reduced intake of dietary animal sources like meat, eggs, dairy—or to reduce the intake of plant oils and grains rich in Linoleic acid.

The test results will indicate whether your CRP and AA/EPA levels are in the reference range. AA/EPA ratio is an indicator of dietary inflammation and may be corrected through dietary interventions including increased intake of food rich in Omega-3 or Omega-3 supplementation. CRP is a non specific marker of inflammation and might be transiently elevated due to a recent infection, illness or trauma and it is recommended that you repeat the CRP test after a month. If your levels are elevated after the retest too, you must share your results with your healthcare provider and discuss potential steps.

Chronic Inflammation is related to a myriad of health problems, as represented in the diagram below:

Source: Fighting Inflammation, Harvard Special Health Report

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