OligoScan Advanced Cellular Tests

OligoScanOligoScan is a brand new way of carrying out detailed health checks to assess a person’s health using an advanced process known as ‘spectrophotometry’.  

The test measures:

  • Mineral deficiencies (due to diet and food choices)
  • Accumulation of heavy metals in the body
  • Anti-oxidant levels

As spectrometry checks the cellular levels, the test gives the most direct and immediate information possible on a patient’s health. It is significantly faster and more accurate than assessing urine or blood samples. The human body keeps the blood levels balanced for much longer than cellular, therefore the deficiency is first seen in the cells rather than in the blood itself. That’s why OligoScan can highlight issues that a normal blood test cannot.

Benefits of OligoScan

  • No injections or blood taking
  • Pain-free
  • Instant results
  • More precise than a standard blood test
  • Includes a consultation with our Therapist and interpretation of the scan results

Why Do I Need a Blood Test?

The method used by the OligoScan to obtain results on the amount of trace elements in tissues is the starting point to work out any appropriate treatments.

The most common use of this data is to look at what supplements would benefit the patient in order to boost their health, vitality and immunity.

Where the test identifies concerns about heavy metal toxicity or anti-oxidant levels, this can be very helpful in understanding symptoms that a patient might have been experiencing, such as tiredness, insomnia or stress. Understanding an advanced blood test allows the doctor unusual visibility of what could be influencing a person’s health and enables them to prescribe the appropriate treatment, supplement or lifestyle changes.

It is highly recommended to carry out OligoScan spectrophotometry testing in advance of any IV Infusion treatments (minerals or nutrients administered through an intravenous drip) – a treatment which is increasingly popular in London.


The method used by OligosScan to obtain the results on the amount of trace elements and minerals in the blood is a quantitative analytical method consisting of measuring the absorbance or optical density of a chemical substance.

The OligoScan measures intracellularly for extremely accurate and precise results.

After entering the necessary patient’s data the Oligoscan is gently pressed on four points of the hand palm. The light beam will determine the intensity of the electromagnetic signals of 34 elements, after which the intelligent software calculates the results and delivers a comprehensive report.

See a sample OligoScan blood test report.

OligoScan FAQ

How much is the test?

The cost for the scan and report will be £100.

How long is the recovery time?

The procedure is entirely painless and involves very little discomfort or recovery. It can easily be fitted into a lunchtime and patients can return straight to normal activities.

When will I see results?

Reports can be printed instantly at the clinic or you can choose to have a pdf report emailed directly to you.

What will the test reveal?

The report is normally 3 pages long and provides comprehensive information including:

  • Page 1 – results ​​of 20 minerals and trace elements, including a global overview of deficits and surpluses. The following elements are analyzed: calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), phosphorus (P), silicon (Si), sodium (Na), potassium (K), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe) , manganese (Mn), chromium (Cr), vanadium (V), boron (B), cobalt (Co), molybdenum (Mo), iodine (I), lithium (Li), germanium (Ge), selenium (Se) and sulfur (S)
  • Page 2 – results ​​of 14 toxic, heavy metals, including the global metal intoxication, and the extent in which the sulfoconjugation of the liver is blocked. That is a function of the liver in order to neutralize toxins. The ratios of four major pairs are calculated: Ca/Mg, Ca/P, K/Na and Cu/Zn. In percentages the degree of oxidative damage versus protection is calculated (oxidation versus antioxidation)
  • Page 3 – degree of acidity (acidosis) and the predisposition to diabetes and allergies are listed; following which ten functions are analysed based on the values ​​of all elements, such as enzyme activity and the cardiovascular system
Why worry about mineral deficiencies?

Sophisticated testing would reveal nutritional deficiencies in many UK adults, as the array of nutritional values required is so vast. Eating a diet which covers all the nutritional requirements is very challenging. For some, busy lifestyles means an over-reliance on pre-prepared food, takeaways or eating out. For others, trying to lose weight and living on a restricted calorie intake can amplify the effects of missing nutritional values.

An individual report using the OligoScan can highlight the areas of deficiency to inform plans which might be delivered through dietary changes, supplementation or both. The objective is of course to improve a person’s health.

Why worry about heavy metals?

The negative health impact of heavy metals has been demonstrated by numerous studies published by research institutes including WHO, FAO and other organisations.

The massive exposure to these toxic agents becomes a real public danger, especially for those living or working in cities, due to the elevated levels of pollution in the air. Heavy metals also are found in earth and water and can enter the human body either by contact or else through food.