What to know
What to know
When to collect your sample
The sample must be collected in the morning, on a Monday - Thursday while fasting using the home collection kit* provided and returned and returned on the same day.
Fasting means that you take the sample in the morning before you have breakfast. You can still drink water when fasting. Always follow the advice of your doctor with regard to fasting, particularly if you have any medical conditions.
Symptoms of Omega 3/6 Deficiency may include:
Dry skin and hair
Poor attention and/or concentration
Heightened sleep disturbances
Joint pain and discomfort
Who should be tested
Omega 3 testing examines the blood for arachidonic acid (ARA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), by identifying levels of ARA and DHA. This can determine whether you have an optimal ratio of Omega 3 and 6 in the system.
You should be tested if:
You are curious about eating for health
You notice that your hair, skin, and nails are poor quality
You feel tired all the time with no explanation
You can't concentrate on an ongoing basis
You have a family history of heart infection
You follow a vegan or vegetarian diet
You feel chronically fatigued
Omega 3 fatty acids are the "good fats" found in oily fish, nuts, and seeds that can help to protect the body against heart infection, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Omega 6, when eaten in moderation as part of a healthy diet is good for you. Too much omega 6 can cause high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart infection. Omega 6 is found in polyunsaturated foods such as butter and vegetable oils.
How it works
Collect your sample
Activate your collection kit and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review accurate results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get medical support
Our dedicated clinical team is here to support you and may call you to explain your results and provide guidance on your next steps.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us ›
Activating the sample collection kit connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the kit is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your kit when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors, nurses, and healthcare clinicians who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our clinical team is on standby throughout the process and, if your test results are abnormal, you may receive a call to discuss your results and the next steps.
The sample must be collected using the sample collection kit* provided, while fasting, on a Monday - Thursday and returned on the same day.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are analysed with CE-marked tests in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals, and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA-approved and ISO-certified, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Our home sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 certified facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.