Organic Acids Test (OAT) (74) – Urine



Urine test that offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with 76 markers. Organic acids are metabolic intermediates that are produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, or intestinal microbial activity. Marked accumulation of specific organic acids detected in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. The metabolic block may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up or drug effect.

If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification. Upon treatment, patients and practitioners have reported significant improvement such as decreased fatigue, regular bowel function, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity, and decreased abdominal pain.


Intestinal microbial overgrowth, oxalates, glycolytic cycle, krebs cycle, and amino acid metabolites, neurotransmitter metabolism, folate metabolism, ketone and fatty acid oxidation, nutritional markers for vitamins and antioxidants, detoxification, amino acid metabolites, and mineral metabolism.