The Organic Acid Test is an invaluable means of identifying certain bodily and microbial metabolites from a urine sample as well as break down products of certain vitamins and nutrients. It is a bit like taking your car to the garage, having it put up on the rolling road and having the exhaust materials analysed to work out how the engine is functioning. From a simple urine sample this test identifies 75 different compounds and their origins and interprets them, significantly aiding the clinician in diagnosis and therapeutic approach. These compounds include waste products from your own cellular functions, and from the cells of undesirable microbes that may have taken up residence in a patient, such as yeasts, fungi and bacteria. These microbes produce their own waste products and by identifying them one can obtain great insight into several key areas of health. It also identifies disruptions in the ability to produce certain neurotransmitters such as dopamine, which can guide treatment greatly.
I will often suggest this test in cases of autism and similar conditions in that spectrum, in chronic gut disorders, which often have tenacious yeast infections, or in certain other situations whereby symptoms persist and have not responded to sensible measures already taken. Diagnostic tests of this ilk are extremely useful in my experience.
- Autism and similar behavioural dysfunction
- Suspected fungal and yeast and bacterial infestation
- Chronic unexplained pain
- Metaboliic abnormalities
- Any unexplained confusing symptoms