What is OligoScan?
The OligoScan is a revolutionary bio-technical device capable of measuring in real time the bioavailability of trace elements (in the form of minerals), heavy metal intoxication and oxidative stress.
The OlIgoscan measures up to 20 important minerals and 14 toxic metals using a non-invasive hand-held scan placed on the hand.
The measurement is made directly in your office with a portable spectrophotometer device approved by OligoScan. The collected data from your patient is sent to the secure central Oligoscan server within a few click, then you get the results back.
This test is a revolutionary technique to check the mineral status of your patients in real time. For a health care provider, it allows you to know the most efficient supplementation that would maximize the nutritional benefits for your patients. In case of heavy metal toxicity, you can prescribe chelating techniques, supplements and/or lifestyle changes.
OligoScan is the most innovative testing methodology with the fastest turn around of results available in Lebanon only at Morphoclinic. The technology is an invaluable screening tool for actual tissue levels of minerals as opposed to other testing which is only indicative of what is being pulled out of that particular vector. Together with the urine, fecal, hair and blood measurements, the Oligoscan result transforms the information you have analogous to a 2 dimensional picture and turns it into a 3 dimensional holographic projection within which you can now practically interact.
The data is invaluable and makes for a very precious prevention tool allowing for a longitudinal follow-up of your patients’ mineral status, key mineral ratios, heavy metal levels, mobilization of those metals and overall oxidative stress.
How does it work ?
The OligoScan technology utilizes spectrophotometry to obtain results on the amount of trace elements and heavy metals exist within tissue, calibrated specifically for a specific area of the body.
This is a quantitative analytic methodology, which consists in measuring the absorbance level or the optical density of a specific chemical or mineral substance.
The basic principle is that every type of compound, regardless if it is chemical or mineral based, absorbs, emits or reflects light (electromagnetic radiation) over a certain specific range of wavelengths.
The more the sample is concentrated, the more it absorbs the light within the limits of proportionality expressed in the law Beer-Lambert.
The spectrophotometry is used in many domains: chemistry, pharmacy, environment, food-processing industry, biology, medical /clinical, material/chemical engineering and clinical applications and many others.
In the clinical applications, spectrophotometry is used to examine blood or tissues for clinical diagnosis.
Detection of mineral imbalances will determine various mineral levels and their relationship to other minerals. Minerals tend to inhibit or promote one another and this interaction can result in nutritional deficiencies and a number of health problems.
Many scientific studies discuss the depletion of nutrients in food. This depletion, accompanied with the increase of food additives, can cause mineral imbalances which may result in various health issues. If you know that you are low on certain minerals you can take supplements to counter any possible damage.
Early detection of high toxic metal substances such as mercury, lead, aluminum, arsenic, etc, will make it possible to identify and treat any issues associated with heavy metal poisoning. Small amounts of some of these metals are common in our environment and food, and are actually necessary for good health, but large amounts of any of them may cause acute or chronic toxicity (poisoning).
Some of these substances are also in products, which are in touch with the body. The institutions for sanitary issues consider that there are almost no more places in the world which are not concerned by this problem.
Heavy metal toxicity can result in damaged or reduced mental and central nervous function, lower energy levels, and damage to blood composition, lungs, kidneys, liver, and other vital organs. Let the OligoScan find what toxic metals are in your body so you can take corrective measures.
OligoScan is available at Morphoclinic
Sodeco Square, Bloc D, 8th floor, Ashrafieh, Beirut
T 961 1 42 44 43 M 961 3 94 94 59