The University of Stirling, which has pioneered the development of rapid blood analysis for Omega 3 testing in the UK
“Omega 3 has widely acknowledged benefits for people with cardiovascular disease and diseases with an inflammatory origin i.e. rheumatoid arthritis. Omega 3 may also help those with neural disorders including autism and ADHD.
The highest levels of Omega 3 are in fish. Most people have about 25% Omega 3 in their blood but more than 50% is the ideal level. Prior to 2006, there was no laboratory in the UK to carry out rapid testing of blood spot samples for Omega 3 – all blood for testing was taken directly from the vein in a procedure which had to be carried out by medical practitioners.
The Institute developed the Omega Blood Count™ test in Stirling and now receives spot blood samples for testing from the UK, USA and around the globe.