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Interpretation of the Organic Acids Test

  • The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. 11813 West 77th Street Lenexa, KS, 66214 United States (map)

Join Dr. Shaw for an explanation of The Great Plains Laboratory’s Organic Acids Test (OAT) from the creator himself. GPL’s most popular test was recently expanded to 74 markers and their OAT is U.S. Patented, offering twice the number of markers than their competitors. Dr. Shaw will explain this unique test in detail and review the results of five OAT cases.

The OAT provides a metabolic “snapshot” based on the products the body discards through the urine. These small, discarded organic acid molecules are byproducts of human cellular activity, the digestion of foods, and the metabolism of gastrointestinal flora. At certain levels, organic acids in urine may be indicators of toxicity or “markers” of the function of metabolic pathways. Levels of yeast or gastrointestinal bacteria metabolites are compared to normal levels of human metabolites, providing an assessment of yeast and bacterial activity.

The new and improved OAT has increased the number of tested compounds to 74 and two new ratios have been added. The new compounds detected may result from variations in vitamin and hormone metabolism, energy level, intestinal wall integrity, neurotransmission, and muscle function.