The Omega-3 Index is actually two things. It is a risk factor for heart disease (like cholesterol) and an actual test you can take to assess your omega-3 status.
You don’t need a doctor obtain an Omega-3 Index test. Most people don’t get sufficient amounts of Omega 3 nutrients from their diets, posing it as a risk factor for heart disease by Dr Bill Harris.
Omega 3 deficiency could be just as important, if not more so, than your cholesterol level. Low omega-3 levels are associated with a multitude of health issues such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, eye disease, and much more.
No matter how healthy you think you are, you should always know your number. Don’t guess what you can test!