Diagnosis often begins with the recognition of symptom patterns, but definitive diagnosis has long relied on blood testing. Live blood analysis is a newer technique using a special type of microscope to provide real-time viewing of fresh samples. Haematic changes can be found in this manner, and they may be categorized to provide a faster and more accurate diagnosis. Due to the ease of the process, the efficacy of treatments for the diagnosed condition can be verified at follow-up appointments. Live haematic testing has proven especially useful at spotting several otherwise hard-to-detect conditions.
How Does Live Blood Analysis Work?
The procedure is simple and can be performed during an appointment, which allows the patient to share in analysis. A sample is drawn from the patient’s fingertip and placed under the dark-field microscope. Instead of lighting the background, dark-field microscopy illuminates from the sides of the sample. In this manner, blood is allowed to maintain its natural properties during analysis. The image is transferred to a monitor for a real-time view of platelets and smaller particles.
What Conditions Are Best Diagnosed with Live Analysis?
Pathological changes in the body tend to cause haematic changes first, but most of these changes cannot be seen via stained slides. Conditions can be diagnosed by symptoms, but this is unreliable. In the past, physicians resorted to invasive and dangerous procedures, such as the biopsy and different types of X-ray, for definitive diagnosis. Some of the conditions most easily spotted with live analysis include:
* Oxidative stress
This condition shows an abundance of free radicals most commonly caused by dietary and environmental toxins coupled with a deficiency in dietary antioxidants. Oxidative stress can cause cellular damage and is a precipitating factor in heart disease and many types of cancer.
* Ratio of Essential Fatty Acids
Fatty acids are a critical factor in chronic inflammatory conditions, include pelvic inflammation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and heart disease. Omega-6 fats are used to build inflammatory hormones, and omega-3 fats are building blocks for anti-inflammatory hormones. Both are necessary, but an imbalance in favour of omega-6 fats is extremely common and damaging to health.
* Infection Versus Allergy
Symptoms tend to be general and common to multiple illnesses. Most represent the immune system going into attack mode, but it can take weeks for traditional lab samples to determine whether an infection is responsible. Live analysis provides a quick method of discerning between symptoms caused by allergic reactions or infections. This is extremely important from the treatment standpoint but also to epidemiologists.
* Impaired Liver Function
Anyone who has tried to lose weight unsuccessfully is likely suffering from an unseen problem. It could be nutritional deficiency or impaired liver function. The liver is involved in every hormonal pathway of the body. It activates the hormones necessary to release fat stores. Dieters may attempt to correct underlying problems with the liver by trial and error, but live blood analysis is faster.
Live blood testing is an effective diagnostic tool. Accuracy is critical to developing effective treatment protocols.