The Zinzino BalanceTest analyses the level of fatty acids in capillary blood obtained from a fingertip using the Dried Blood Spot (DBS) technique. At the time of taking the sample, the values reflect your diet for the last 120 days, which is the lifetime of blood cells.
The test analyses 11 fatty acids, which constitute approximately 98% of all fatty acids in the blood, including saturated, monounsaturated (Omega-9) and polyunsaturated (Omega-6 and Omega-3) fatty acids.
Individual fatty acid values are expressed as percentages of the total fatty acids analysed. For comparison, the average range for each fatty acid (based on the data obtained from a large group of balanced people) is presented as Target Value.
Palmitic acid, C16:0, saturated fat
Stearic acid, C18:0, saturated fat
Oleic acid, C18:1, Omega-9
Linoleic acid, C18:2, Omega-6
Alpha-linolenic acid, C18:3, Omega-3
Gamma-linolenic acid, C18:3, Omega-6
Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, C20:3, Omega-6
Arachidonic acid (AA), C20:4, Omega-6
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), C20:5, Omega-3
Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), C22:5, Omega-3
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), C22:6, Omega-3