Organic Acids Test

Organic Acids Test (OAT) is an at-home urine test that includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, and neurotransmitter levels that affect ADHD symptoms. If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, holistic solutions include supplements, such as herbs, vitamins, and antioxidants, or dietary modification and sustainable lifestyle changes

Understand vitamin & hormone metabolism
Assess central nervous system function
Reveal high levels of GI yeast and bacteria
Identify oxalate imbalances
Detect nutritional and antioxidant deficiencies
Determine problems in fatty acid metabolism
Evaluate energy production
Evaluate muscle function
OAT Highlights
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of overall health & wellness with 76 markers, here is a snapshot

Fungal Toxins

biochemical and nutritional imbalances that contribute to language, socialization, and behavioral problems. In some situations, these issues are exacerbated by fungal toxins
elevated levels of neurotransmitter metabolites and ratio imbalances often result in decreased conversion of dopamine
to norepinephrine

Nutrient Markers
key nutrient imbalances that play a significant role in ADHD symptoms B Vitamins (B2, B5, B6, & B12), Vitamin C,CoQ10, N-Acetylcysteine, and/ Biotin
Yeast Overgrowth
depression memory impairment behavioral disorders low energy levels
hyperactivity weak immune system
dementia neurological conditions

Fatty Acid Metabolism
elevated fatty acids & ketones may be an indicator of protein deficiency which can cause lethargy, confusion, irritability and exacerbate ADHD symptoms

Oxalate Levels 
this can cause joint pain, kidney stones, and also be another sign of mold or candida overgrowth. High levels of intestinal yeast can also cause brain fog and learning difficulties.
Antioxidant Deficiencies
oxidative stress can be a result of environmental toxins or a nutrient deficiency. High levels of quinolinic acid, a neuroinflammation marker is often seen in people with autism and ADHD.
Detoxification pathways
levels of toxins like glutathione, methylation, and ammonia are assessed. high levels of toxins may indict the metabolic inhibition of the toxin detox pathways

10 Reasons Every Individual with ADHD (& other neurological disorders) Should Do an OAT

By Kurt Woeller, D.O.

1. Evaluates for various fungal toxins, including specific markers for Candida. Many people rely on stool testing for candida diagnosis and miss the presence of candida toxins through the Organic Acid Test. Candida can create problems with brain function including goofiness, giddiness, and inappropriate laughter, as well as sensory problems and self-stimulatory behavior.
2. Evaluates for two specific toxins related to clostridia bacteria –HPHPA and 4-cresol. Both of these toxins can inhibit a dopamine converting enzyme leading to excess dopamine and toxic reactions in the brain and nervous system. Behavior problems such as moodiness, irritability, aggression, self-injurious behavior, sleep problems and more is associated with clostridia bacteria overgrowth.
3. The information from the Organic Acid Test helps to prioritize treatment intervention instead of just assuming everything is a candida problem. Treating for candida when clostridia bacteria are present can lead to problems, i.e. worsening behavior.
4. Evaluates for high oxalates (oxalic acid). Oxalates are compounds found in many foods, and can be worsened from candida overgrowth. High oxalates are associated with pain in the joints, muscles, and connective tissues. They can also trap heavy metals (such as mercury, lead, and arsenic) in the body, and lead to mineral imbalances as well. Behavior and self-injurious tendencies have been associated with high oxalates.
5. Evaluates for mitochondrial imbalances. The mitochondria are the energy factories of our cells. Often they are stressed because of toxins from yeast, bacteria, metals, and even oxalates. Mitochondrial dysfunction is seen in autism and can be a contributing factor to poor attention and cognitive skills, as well as poor physical growth and development.
6. Evaluates for imbalances in Dopamine (HVA) and Norepinephrine (VMA). The balance between these two important brain chemicals is critical for attention, focusing, mood, calmness and other functions of the nervous system. Attention deficit problems are commonly associated with norepinephrine imbalances.
7. Evaluates for imbalances in serotonin (an important brain chemical for mood, fine and gross motor skills, and calmness), as well additional markers that can indicate toxic stress in the brain and nervous system such as Quinolinic Acid. High Quinolinic Acid is suggestive of toxic stress in the brain and is important to evaluate before implementing certain supplements particularly L-Tryptophan which is commonly used to help with sleep.
8. Evaluates for two specific chemicals related to folate metabolism. Folate is part of the methylation cycle that supports the inner workings of the cells related to DNA function.
9. Evaluates for various nutritional markers such as vitamin B6, B5, vitamin C, CoQ10, as well as N-Acetyl-Cysteine which is necessary for the production of glutathione.
10. Evaluates for glutathione production problems. Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant in our cells and is often deficient in autism. The Organic Acid Test evaluates for cellular markers related to this important antioxidant.

How Can I Order OAT?
If you are a new client you can order your Organic Acids Test + 1 results session here:

Current clients, please order through your client portal or shoot me a message.
Is the Organic Acids Test accurate?
Organic acids testing can accurately identify conditions associated with genetic disorders, nutrient deficiencies, intestinal dysbiosis, and toxicity from diet and prescription drugs.

Organic Acid Testing has been validated by the medical community for many years to measure genetic inborn errors of metabolism, such as phenylketonuria, methylmalonic acidemia, and pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency, among others.

Today, Organic Acid Testing is used widely by the Functional Medicine community to look for possible mold exposure, fungal or bacterial overgrowth, detoxification, oxalates, mitochondrial function, neurotransmitters, nutritional deficiencies, et cetera.
How Does The Test Work?
OAT is an at home urine test. Once you order and pay for the test, I will have the Organics Acids Test (OAT) ordered and shipped directly to your home within 72 hours.

Full testing instructions and instructions on how to return your urine specimen will be included in the kit.

Once the results are back, you will schedule your session to review the results. You do receive a copy of the results right away
Is OAT Necessary? 
No. OAT is not necessary to work with me. You will see results in your ADHD symptoms even without Organic Acids Testing.

Working off symptomatology, health history, and traditional blood work is very effective but for the clients who have been at this for a long time before coming to see me and nothing seems to work for them or for those that are just interested in the bigger picture, I do offer organic acids testing
How Long Do The Results Take?
You will send the urine specimen back to the lab directly. You will have full instructions inside your kit.

Once the lab has the specimen back to them, results will be ready in 1-2 weeks. 

We will both get a result
We Recommend OAT For The Following Health Concerns & Symptoms
Attention Problems
Autoimmune Disorder
Chronic Pain
Low Energy
Lyme Disease
Neurological Disorders
Poor Sleep
Brain Fog

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