Live and Dry Blood Analysis
Your blood stream is like a river. It transports oxygen, nutrients and other life-giving agents throughout your body to maintain health. It is also the medium for detoxification, delivering cellular waste to the liver and kidneys for elimination from the body. By its very nature, blood can serve as a predictor of health and provide an indication of illness well before symptoms appear.
HEALTHQUEST® RESEARCH's Live and Dry Blood Cell Analysis is a procedure that looks at your blood under a powerful true DARKFIELD microscope to ascertain information about aspects of your health. It is usually done in two parts, Live Blood Cell Analysis and Dried Blood Cell Analysis. By examining the body on a cellular level, the practitioner is able to look at tissue or cellular damage in the body due to a variety of different health conditions. Because blood regenerates every 120 days, Live and Dry blood cell analysis can assess a very recent state of the body.
By observing various conditions in a sample of blood, we are able to customize a nutritional program specifically geared for the individual needs of the patient. This method was designed as a screening test to take the guess work out of selecting the appropriate nutritional program for the individual client. The advantage of the blood microscopy analysis is that many nutritional disorders can be detected before standard blood tests can detect any chemical changes. Generally then, treatment can be more successful because these problems are discovered when they are still in their early stages. This would be considered true preventive care nutrition.
How is the examination carried out?
A drop of blood from a fingertip is obtained with a sterile lancet and is split between two slides – one for live and one for dried blood.
Using a very fine needle, a drop of blood is taken from the finger and directly placed on a glass slide. Live Blood Analysis does not use any fixatives or coloring, unaffected by shaking, spinning, and chemical stains used in standard lab tests. The blood is examined through the darkfield microscope, right after the sample has been taken with up to 1000x enlargement.
On the other hand, Dry Blood Analysis involves taking 6-8 spots of blood on a slide, allowing them to dry, and then observing the patterns that form under the microscope. These patterns provide insights into any imbalances present in the organs and systems of the body.
The patient watches the process via the viewing monitor. Observations are made on variations in the size, shape, ratios & fine structure of red cells, white cells, platelets and other structures in your blood.
What are the benefits?
Darkfield Microscopy’s main benefit is its usefulness as an early detection tool; it also allows physicians and patients to monitor the effectiveness of particular therapy. While it does offer useful information to the doctor, darkfield's ability to involve the patient may be of even greater value. Recommendations can then be implemented to rectify the ‘precursor’ in the initial stage --- prevention being a far easier and better health strategy than cure.
Whereas standard laboratory blood tests provide quantitative information of the blood, Live and Dry Blood Analysis focuses on the qualitative state of the blood, giving you opportunity to learn about the condition of your inner environment.
What can it tell you?
With this form of testing, problems can be discovered in the early stages of development and preventive measures initiated. Although diseases themselves cannot be actually seen, live blood analysis does show: (NOT A COMPLETE LIST)
- vitamin and mineral deficiencies (including the need for antioxidants to repair free-radical damage)
- toxicity (including dental amalgam poisoning)
- Organ-System dysfunctions
- Gut Permeability & Digestive Health
- Antioxidant Levels & Free-Radical Load
- pH and mineral imbalance
- abnormal blood clotting
- poor circulation and oxygenation
- abnormal liver function
- allergic reactions
- abnormal immune system function
- abnormalities related to hormonal imbalances
- pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, parasites, fungi, yeast)
- digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid deficiencies
- Sugar metabolism dysfunction