Organic Acids Testing (OAT)

Organic Acids Testing (OAT) has been traditionally used to test for hereditary disorders in infants.  Today it is a common tool in functional medicine and is often used in our Miami office to help patients find the cause of chronic disease and mental stress.  OAT tests acids in urine which are capable of telling the story of why your body isn’t working the way it should.

Who should take an OAT?

Well just about anyone that thinks their health condition could be caused by a metabolic disorder, infections, and or toxins.  OAT can help find the cause of:

  • Insomnia
  • Depression or Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Long Haul Covid
  • Brain Fog
  • Auto-Immune Disease
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Digestive disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Weight Gain
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis


Organic acids are products of metabolism that are secreted in the urine of mammals.  An example of this is Lactic Acid.  Each of these can be just as important to your health as blood sugar is on a blood test.  OAT tests for seventy-five (75) urine metabolite markers that can uncover the cause of your chronic illness.  Cancer doesn’t arrive from out of space or from lack of chemotherapy, neither does Auto Immune disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Depression nor Anxiety. There are signs of impending issues years before chronic conditions start to affect individuals, but they often do not show up on regular blood testing.

These are some of the conditions that OAT helps to evaluate:

Neurotransmitters – Neurotransmitters control how you feel and how well your brain and body functions.  Depression and anxiety often begin with neurotransmitter imbalances.  Long-standing imbalances result in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  Many are not diagnosed until they are irreversible.

Oxalate Levels — Oxalates are crystals that can precipitate in joints, as well as, organs like the kidneys, uterus, and heart and cause considerable damage and pain.

Antioxidant Deficiencies – lack of proper utilization of antioxidants like glutathione can result in considerable tissue damage, inflammation and even programmed cell death.

Mitochondrial Function – Mitochondria provide energy for your cells and are critical for producing energy in all parts of the body. Mitochondrial disjunction is often the reason why some diseases progress exponentially such as nerve damage.

Yeast and Bacterial Overgrowth — often make poisons that can damage your brain, digestive system and other systems in the body.

Nutritional Status – nutritional deficiencies can cause bipolar disorders, anxiety, depression, cancer and ruin your health.

If you are suffering from any chronic health condition, shouldn’t you know the root cause? Most diseases are not caused by a lack of drugs but by imbalances in body chemistry that can be detected by OAT and corrected using mostly using specific nutritional supplementation.

Call today and make an appointment with your holistic chiropractor in Downtown Miami (954)774-8848.  Can’t make it into the office? Telehealth appointments are available.   Order your test today.  

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Organic Acids Testing


An important one of the 76 metabolites measured in OAT is oxalates.   They are common in many green vegetables and some fruits.  Some people just lack the ability to metabolize them.  When this happens the result can be the precipitation of stones in the Kidney, heart, uterus, and other organs causing inflammation and serious health problems.  Oxalates can cause neurodegenerative disease, digestive disorders, joint pain, and even genital and rectal pain.