Live blood analysis – also known as live blood cell analysis, nutritional microscopy or sometimes darkfield microscopy biological terrain assessment – is fundamentally the analysis of living blood under an extremely powerful microscope connected to a camera.
Live blood analysis is a unique health check which gives a clear picture of your true health and is the only way to detect certain conditions. It evaluates the internal environment known as the biological terrain and addresses areas of imbalance suggested by your blood pictures, but it is not considered diagnostic, i.e. it is not able to diagnose specific illnesses or other health problems. No medical test by itself is usually considered diagnostic without corroborating lab tests, imaging studies or a physical examination
Live blood testing enables us to see your blood exactly as it behaves inside your body, giving a clear picture of your health at a cellular level. We are not looking for patterns that lead to a ‘diagnosis’ in any shape or form, but are merely looking for imbalances in the pH levels in your blood.
A few drops of capillary blood are obtained from your fingertip using a sterile lancet. This is then placed on a slide covered with a cover slip to protect it from the outside elements. Your blood is then examined immediately under a very high powered microscope (magnified 20,000 times) and the results captured on camera, enabling you to view your live blood – still interacting and moving around – on a video screen alongside a qualified nutritional microscopist.