The Dark Field Microscopy test (for abbreviation: Dark Field - CO) is a test performed with a very high resolution optical microscope and on 'live' blood. It represents the natural diagnostic evolution of the studies of the French doctor and biologist Antoine Béchamp (1800) and of the German microbiologist, researcher Ghünter Enderlein in the early 1900s. The technique was then perfected during the 20th century in Germany and the United States with the use of a hyperspectral microscope for darkfield microscopy testing.
The peculiarity of this test is given by the fact that the analyzed sample does not undergo any coloring or fixing treatment, allowing an "in vivo" evaluation of the sample. Together with the high resolution of the microscope, it allows to evaluate and photograph important details in the analyzed blood sample, giving a dynamic view of what flows in the bloodstream.
The darkfield microscopy test is performed on a blood sample. Our kits provide two alternatives for the collection of the sample: monovet (with needle) for venous blood sampling - by a doctor, nurse or other authorized operator - or lancing device with microvet for capillary self-collection, taking into account that they still need at least 0.5 cc of non-coagulated blood to be able to perform the test. In both cases, the tubes supplied contain an anticoagulant additive which allows the blood sample to arrive at the laboratory in optimal conditions for analysis, if sent following the instructions and times indicated in the kit.
The benefits are many, given the numerous information that we can draw from the execution of this test. Through it, in fact, we can detect:
From the test report, the professional is able to suggest the appropriate therapy to help their patient improve their general health or, if necessary, be able to identify more precisely which further investigations to suggest (Metabolomic Profile, antibody tests and/or or in Elispot to search for cellular co-infections, etc.)
The test report is accompanied by photographic images that reflect the patient's condition, the content of which is then summarized in a diagram that summarizes the critical points found.
The lifestyle of modern man subjects the biological system of human beings to a high risk of inflammation, oxidation, intoxication. From this point of view, the dark field test is useful in prevention to verify our general state of health, also associated with other tests such as Gut Screening, Metabolomic Profile, etc.
Given the large amount of information that can be collected through this analysis on the subject of circulating infections, inflammation and toxic status, it is particularly suitable for people with inflammatory pathologies and low-grade inflammation, chronic pathologies, relapsing infections (such as recurring cystitis and vaginitis, fibromyalgia, rheumatic pathologies, respiratory infections, candidiasis, urethritis, prostatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic diseases).
Excellent diagnostics also used in functional medicine to start a prevention and anti-aging process.