What is OligoScan?
OligoScan uses spectrophotometry to measure the optical density of the trace elements, minerals and heavy metals, currently present in the tissues. Spectrophotometry measures the amount of light emitted by a light source reflected from the skin. It uses this to determine the concentration of an element in the skin. The cutting edge OligoScan makes, in real time, a precise analysis of the minerals in the skin and peripheral blood vessels. No biopsy, blood or hair sample is needed.
OligoScan is a TGA certified device in Australia, is used in America and Canada, and is CE marked as a Class IIa medical device in Europe.
How is the OligoScan test performed?
An OligoScan measurement can be taken during your appointment in our clinic room using the portable spectrophotometer OligoScan device.
First, we take a fast and simple scan of your hand (you won’t even feel it!). Within a couple of minutes, detailed results are produced. Based on your test results, our team will devise an individualised treatment plan to start correcting your toxicities or deficiencies.
What kind of treatment will you offer if my heavy metals or minerals are out of balance?
Treatment will vary from person to person, but can involve a combination of lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation and often chelating strategies.
This test is revolutionary
If you’ve done hair mineral testing in the past, then you’ll be familiar with the process of cutting off your hair, placing it in a little envelope, posting it off and then waiting 3 – 4 weeks for results to come back.
Not only is hair mineral testing time consuming, it’s also only mainly indicative of mineral and heavy metal excretion. Often if a person isn’t methylating efficiently, then the result won’t show any heavy metals at all. Only once methylation is improved, and another hair analysis is performed, THEN you see what was lying beneath the surface. Oligoscan is different. It provides immediate screening for actual tissue levels of minerals.
OligoScan also offers regular retesting possibilities to measure progress. It can be performed as regularly as every 8 weeks, with changes being quite noticeable.