Live Blood Analysis

Live Blood Analysis, also known as Integrative Microscopy, differs from conventional medicine in that it strives to identify and deal with underlying causes and nutritional deficiencies of health concerns and illness, rather than the symptoms.

Integrative Microscopy is a process that incorporates the use of a phase-contrast microscope to view unstained living blood samples.  This method of health auditing is used for non-diagnostic information gathering purposes in conjunction with standard physical exam, health history intake, and any other standard-of-care imaging or blood test.

At Choice Nutrition we utilize a high resolution microscope to perform two different types of Peripheral Blood Assessment: Peripheral Morphology Assessment (aka living blood sample) & Peripheral Coagulation Assessment (aka dried blood sample).

Integrative Microscopy requires only a couple of drops of blood extracted from the fingertip. The practitioner educates the patient about the physiology of their blood immediately via a digital video link from the microscope to a computer screen, providing instant results & one-on-one patient-practitioner interaction.

Integrative Microscopy

Peripheral Morphology Assessment (Live Sample)

Peripheral Morphology Assessment involves the extraction of one drop of peripheral blood from the fingertip. It is then placed between a cover-slip and microscope slide in a vacuumous condition. This preservation method prevents the drying & death of the blood cells for up to about 4 hours, enabling the practitioner & patient to observe the blood completely unaltered. Auditing the blood in this manner allows for education surrounding:

  • Red blood cell health & oxygen carrying ability
  • Platelet function
  • Immune function
  • Infection
  • Digestive efficiency
  • Nutritional status
  • Hormonal irregularities
  • Lipid presence
Normal sample
Normal Sample
Abnormal sample
Abnormal Sample
Normal dried sample
Normal Sample
Abnormal dried sample
Abnormal Sample

Peripheral Coagulation Assessment (Dried Sample)

A drop of blood is extracted from the fingertip in precise layers & allowed to dry in the air. Abnormalities in the coagulation pattern of the dried blood can be observed & related to a variety of conditions.

A free radical is a by-product of chemical reactions in your body & the surrounding atmosphere. Ordinarily, your body uses nutrients from your diet as free radical scavengers or anti-oxidants. However, if the removal of toxins from your body is impaired or you are exposed to an increased number of stressors, then these free radical toxins can accumulate in your system with the potential of developing into chronic degenerative type disorders. It is now widely accepted that free radical damage is at the root of many illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Atherosclerosis (heart disease) and Cancer.

What We Do For You:

Integrative Microscopy provides our health practitioner with the valuable information required to observe and educate patients about a variety of compromised states and conditions within the body, such as:

  • The state of the bodies systems & organs
  • Nutrient, vitamin & mineral deficiencies
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Immune system function
  • Red blood cell & platelet production
  • Digestive function
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Infection

Integrative Microscopy in collaboration with standard physical exam, health history intake, and any other standard of care imaging or blood tests can help the healthcare provider customize a unique health program to address the patient’s individual health and nutritional requirements, helping to take the ‘guess work’ out of therapy.


Integrative Microscopy is a new and more comprehensive microscopic assessment of blood in its live and un-altered state using phase contrast and brightfield microscope techniques.

It provides information pertinent to your health concerns which will be added to information gathered from physical exams, health history, advanced bloodwork and other medical testing in order to create a comprehensive wellness plan specific to your health conditions and complimentary to your medical doctor’s treatment plan.

Although every person’s situation will vary, a typical wellness plan will include specific instructions regarding diet recommendations, nutritional supplementation, exercise or stretching plans and further advanced testing needed to fully understand your unique situation including advanced bloodwork, IGG Food Sensitivity Testing, Hormone Panels, and referrals to other health care providers including your medical doctor.

It is a simple poke of the finger. Two samples will be taken, a dried and a live sample. We also test your glucose and total cholesterol.

There are numerous different things that can be seen a blood sample. Our practitioners will start by identifying cell structures including Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, Platelets and Lipids, explaining their specific functions in the body in order to educate you as to how they affect your health. The practitioner will then carefully examine the sample for changes in the normal appearance of blood structures and the presence of other non-typical morphologies (abnormalities in the blood) and explain how these changes may impact your health.

Integrative Microscopy is a subjective, non-diagnostic, information gathering tool used by a skilled practitioner to aid in direction of care. It is possible to see microbial forms (organisms that may cause illness) in the sample. Microbial forms in a sample may relate to and be a possible explanation for patient symptomology, but because it is not our job to culture or stain the sample we will not be able to put a specific name on those microbes, however, these microbes are very important to be aware of in order to create a specific wellness plan for each individual and referrals for more testing and specific diagnosis.

We are certain the information and education you will receive will be extremely helpful in understanding your specific health concerns.

An initial appointment will take about 1.5 hours and recap appointments take 1 hour. For costs please visit our FAQ page to see a complete price list.
You must complete our client intake and consent forms and schedule an appointment with a practitioner prior to having treatments for Integrative Microscopy.

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