Omega-3, Blood



Quest Diagnostics Test Code: 91001

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that the body needs but can’t be made in the body. Omega-3’s are helpful for lowering triglycerides and raise the level of “good cholesterol” in the blood. This helps to reduce the risk of developing heart disease and to prevent things like heart attacks. Omega-3’s are also useful for the reduction of inflammation from autoimmune diseases like arthritis. This test measures the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood to know if more needs to be supplemented into the diet.

This test is performed in following conditions such as:

• High cholesterol
• High blood pressure
• Diabetes
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Systemic lupus erythematosus
• Osteoporosis

Also Known As: Omega Check


Overnight fasting required.


Specimen Collected
  • Blood
Estimated Time Taken

Turnaround for this test is typically 5-10 business days.