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No, a parasite checkup is useful for everyone. Not all parasitoses are accompanied by fever, diarrhoea, itching or rash. Worms in particular are masters of camouflage, successfully tricking the immune system in order to remain undetected for as long as possible, and Lyme disease often goes undetected despite expensive antibody tests. Many chronically ill people suffer unnecessarily for years without knowing that parasites are to blame for their symptoms. The early detection of parasitosis and the application of appropriate countermeasures can prevent serious long-term consequences.
Dark-field microscopy uses a special condenser to exclude the scattered beam from the image. As a result, the field around the sample is usually dark. Laboratories usually use bright-field microscopy, but then they must stain their samples to see the microbes. It kills the bacteria. With a dark-field microscope, we can see your living blood and its organisms, which allows us to observe them and understand the processes that can cause disease.
In addition to the blood cells, I can detect bacteria (including lyme spirochetes), protozoa, various stages and types of helminths (worms and flukes), fungi and yeasts. We can also see if your immune system is active. Since viruses are much smaller than bacteria, they cannot be seen with a dark-field microscope.
Many of the creatures we try to find—especially worms—are nocturnal. For people with normal biorhythm, the evening is, therefore, the best time to collect samples if you want to find something.
Yes, in some cases it makes sense to check saliva and urine additionally. In the case of digestive problems, we recommend that you test the saliva as it may contain important information. In the case of persistent bladder infections, it makes sense to analyse the urine to find the culprit.
My lab is where I am with my microscope. I oscillate between two locations in Germany, Lower Saxony. If you are considering having your blood tested, you should first contact me to make an appointment.
If you are based in Europe, you can order a test kit containing the BukoVitaN® solution. Simply add your sample and send it to the laboratory. The microbes will continue to live, thrive or die in the nutrient solution. Therefore, the specimen must be as fresh as possible. To achieve good results, shipping should not take longer than one week. If you send me a sample without checking availability with me beforehand, it could spoil in my mailbox.
In laboratories, machines will carry out an antibody count. If your antibody level is not high enough, they will not detect any parasitic infection. Nobody looks at your blood because it is too time-consuming and expensive.
Even if they were to examine your blood with a microscope, they would use a bright-field microscope, but many organisms such as Borrelia cannot be detected with a bright-field microscope.
If your doctor suspects a worm infection, he can suggest sending a stool sample to the laboratory to have it checked for eggs, but not all worms live in the intestine, and not all worms lay eggs.
Yes. According to the Science Dictionary, a parasite is “an organism that lives on or in a different kind of organism (the host) from which it gets some or all of its nourishment. Parasites are generally harmful to their hosts, although the damage they do ranges widely from minor inconveniences to deliberating or fatal disease.”
The diagnosis may only be made by doctors. Microbeon provides you with all the data your doctor needs to make a diagnosis and choose the right treatment for your condition.