Organic Acids Test (OAT)

The gut microbiota is a natural home to billions of different bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Organic Acids Test (OAT) is an extremely useful tool for helping children with autism measure levels of microbial overgrowth (yeast and bacteria) in the urine. It can reveal imbalances in metabolic pathways, nutritional imbalances, mitochondrial dysfunction, urea cycle imbalance, oxidative stress as well as malabsorption in the intestines and dysbiosis1,2.

 

Disruption and overgrowth can cause a specific bacterium like clostridia to produce a potent toxin called HPHPA. HPHPA can cause neurological disturbances that result in moodiness, tantrums, anxiety, aggression, and even self-harm behavior3. Studies show that treatment can significantly improve in concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity, and decreased abdominal pain4.

OATS TESTING INCLUDES

Intestinal Microbial Overgrowth

Yeast and Fungus

Bacteria

Clostridia Bacteria 

Neurotransmitter Markers

Homovanillic Acid (HVA)

Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMAN)

DOPAC

Five_HIAA

Quinolinic Acid 

Kynurenic Acid

Quinolinic Acid

HVA/VMA Ratio

HVA/DOPAC Ratio

Indicators of Detoxification

Glutathione

Ammonia Excess

Aspartame, Salicylates or Gi Bacteria

Ketone and Fatty Acid Oxidation

3-Hydroxbutyric Acid

Acetoacetic Acid

Adipic Acid

Suberic Acid

Sebacic Acid

Ethylmalonic Aicd

Methylsuccinic Aid 

Mitochondrial Markers

Krebs Cycle

Amino Acid

Nutritional

Markers

 

N-Acetylcystein

Methylcitric Acid 

Methymalonic Acid (Vit B12)

Pyridoxic Acid (Vit B6) 

Pantothenic Acid​ (Vit B5)

Glutaric Acid (B2) 

Absorbic Acid (Vit C)

Also tests Amino Acids, Oxalate, Glycolytic Cycle, Pyrimidine and

Mineral Metabolites 

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