Organic Acid Test

An Organic Acid Test Can Show Functional Abnormalities

A urine sample is tested to help find out where the metabolic abnormalities are and how these can be resolved! 

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Why Is An Organic Acid Test Important?

The intestine is a storehouse of yeast, microbes and bacteria and these assist with metabolic functions. However, when these are present in huge numbers, or when their numbers decline, there are various metabolic disturbances that are seen. The Organic Acids Test (OAT) comprises 70 markers and is done by testing a sample of urine. It gives a comprehensive analysis of the patient’s overall health. 

Often you do not feel well and even though blood tests and reports come back normal, the feeling of unwellness persists. This may be due to the fact that your metabolism is affected. The OAT identifies what is wrong, and the naturopath then sets it right.

What Does The Organic Acid Urine Test Help Detect?

Urine is a carrier of the soluble wastes from the body. In case of infection and disease, there are various wastes that are released in the urine. An organic acids test helps to detect what is wrong. 

The Organic Acids Test: 

  • Helps detect the presence of propionic, methylmalonic, and isovaleric acids
  • Detects the presence of glutaric acid which is a neurotoxic deficit produced during biomolecule conversion
  • Identifies problems in fatty acid oxidation by detecting abnormal fat compounds
  • Detects lactic acids and ketones that suggest possible conditions
  • Is a diagnostic test of various enzymes in the body that are useful during conversions
  • Measures the cellular energy production, which when not sufficient can cause conditions such as fatigue, poor memory, etc. Nutritional deficiencies are responsible for the low cellular energy and their levels are determined by the OAT
  • Determines the levels of Vitamin B, which is involved in methylation and various biochemical conversions
  • Identifies conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, SIBO etc, by employing bacterial markers 
  • Detects levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin etc and thus is a diagnostic tool for various neurological problems 

10 mL of the morning’s first urine sample is drawn. It is best to avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries and their respective juices, arabinogalactan, echinacea, reishi mushrooms, and ribose supplements respectively 48 hours before sample collection.

Seek Natural Help For Metabolic Distress!

Health does not simply mean an absence of disease, but rather, the complete feeling of well being, mentally and physically. Often metabolic problems go unnoticed as the usual tests do not show any discrepancies or problems. In addition to this, modern medicine involves OTC drugs that treat the symptoms. But the root cause still persists, making it difficult to tackle. A urine test checks for organic acid levels. 

The biomarkers that are used in the test give a comprehensive analysis of the various neurotransmitters, enzymes, byproducts of biochemical conversions etc. There are numerous pathways that occur within the body and these utilise a large number of cofactors and enzymes. In addition to this, there are many byproducts of these conversions that are produced and these should be eliminated from the system. If there is any problem in this cycle, it will reflect on your health. 

Naturopath Domenic Pisanelli believes that functional medicine can go to depths that simple OTC drugs may not be able to. Once it is determined what is wrong at the root level, the naturopath will perform a detailed analysis of your health, lifestyle, diet, habits etc. to get an idea of why the problem is recurring and how it can be solved. 

Feel well from within! No ‘miracles or get healthy overnight’ approach. Simply natural therapy.

If symptoms haven’t been replaced by a feeling of well-being and vitality within 30 days of following my suggestions, I will refund your money back on services. No questions, no hassles – it’s that simple! That’s how confident I am in delivering my services - Naturopath Domenic Pisanelli

Your well-being and great health is just a 20-min call away!

Once We Have Your Test Results, We Craft A Treatment Plan Exclusively Individualised!


As a functional integrative Naturopath at Vital Health, I have used Organic acids Testing on many clients with complex issues because it is incredibly accurate and it reveals hidden reasons for symptoms that other tests cannot find, and that most medical doctors won’t even consider.

For more information, call Vital Health to schedule an appointment and let us get you back to better health.

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