What is the procedure for determining the amount of omega-3 fatty acid in one's own body?

The DHA/EPA omega-3 status in the body can be estimated by determining the levels of these omega-3 fatty acids in a sample of blood which often includes measuring the fatty acid composition of blood serum phospholipid (biomarker) by a technology known as capillary gas-liquid chromatography. In addition, the DHA levels in breast milk are often utilized as an excellent indicator of DHA omega-3 status in the case of lactating women which involves determining the DHA omega-3 level in a small sample of breast milk.

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