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Will the Omega-3 index blood test be the new health indicator blood test?

Friday, May 10, 2013

i have never heard of this test, Do doctor's ask for it now-a days? the website is for us ordering and paying for this blood test. I have certainly not done this --yet.


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CIRANDELLA 5/11/2013 11:45AM

    I place more stock in the conventional lipid profile covered by most insurance companies. The omega-3 test really hasn't been substantially validated by conventional medical research, so I can see why insurance might not cover it.

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TXMEMAW6 5/11/2013 10:57AM

    Unless it is covered by insurance I'm sure I won't be getting it done. Interesting article, but my insurance is kinda picky about what it will cover.

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NANCYPAT1 5/11/2013 8:59AM

    I have not heard of the test but I could see logical reasons for it to one day be a good indicator. If insurance doesn't cover it - I probably won't ever get it done.

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KACAR51 5/11/2013 7:59AM

    My mom and her boyfriend watch a lot of these "health" shows on TV. And I think you have to be very careful! The best way to get healthy is to eat "real" food and not use all the other stuff that people are trying to sell us. If it is not something the mainstream is using, then it is probably not tested enough to be proven beneficial. There are other ways to test your health that insurance will pay for!
Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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AHAPPYLIFE 5/10/2013 10:23PM

    Very interesting & thank you for providing the link. I already knew that I should try to decrease Omega 6 & increase Omega 3 as this information has been available for some time. I'll have to think about whether or not I will order the test. It is pricey compared to some other tests like heavy metals ($60).

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ELSCO55 5/10/2013 10:14PM

    mine won't either

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1STATEOFDENIAL 5/10/2013 9:53PM

    I don't trust websites trying to sell me the newest fad product. I read recently that taking fish oil pills are not as effective as they claim and perhaps omega-3s are not as dire as has been touted. So why should we spend money for an at-home test (which will be FAR less accurate than a doctor doing it) of something that still doesn't have proven long-term positive effects?

I suggest if you really want to know about this, ask your doctor about it. 'Is this test worth it?' may be all you need to say. If s/he says no, don't worry about it. If s/he says yes, ask what the results will tell you (ie what does too high, too low, and normal really mean in terms of quality of health). If the doctor says the test is worth it and will be a significant factor in treating something, then have them run the test in the office.

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123ELAINE456 5/10/2013 9:13PM

  I have never heard of this test either. It is a very Informational Article. My insurance will not cover the cost on the test either. Thanks for Sharing it. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Great Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FISHER011 5/10/2013 8:57PM

    I know Dr Oz is talking about it & pushing it...
My Mom woke me up this morning to share this info with me about Omega 3 fish oils being bad...I have no idea-yet!

Also, thank you for sharing about this!

Comment edited on: 5/10/2013 8:59:21 PM

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WALLAHALLA 5/10/2013 8:48PM

    I know my insurance will not cover it.

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