OligoScan allows you to make a quick and precise analysis of the trace elements and heavy metals in the tissues of your patients.
The measure is made directly in your office with a portable spectrophotometer device approved by OligoScan. The collected data from your patient are sent in a few clicks to the secure central server OligoScan. You get back the results within a few seconds.
This test is a revolutionary technique to check in real time the mineral status of your patients for an individual and efficient supplementation. In case of heavy metal intoxication, you can prescribe adapted chelating supplements.
OligoScan is an innovative and precious prevention tool allowing a longitudinal follow-up of your patients.
The method used by the OligoScan to obtain results on the amount of trace elements in tissues is the spectrophotometry.
It is a quantitative analytical method, which consists in measuring the absorbance or the optical density of a chemical substance.
The basic principle is that every chemical compound absorbs, emits or reflects light (electromagnetic radiation) over a certain range of wavelength.
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.