We can also see signs of infection in the blood samples, but this is not the main use of the analysis. We can see whether the immune system is coping, because we’re able to observe the white blood cells while they’re still alive, and we can see what factors in the terrain have allowed for infections to take hold. One of the main benefits of the analysis is that we’re able to see things that other tests can’t, which allows us to help patients that have had other investigations that have not detected the cause of their symptoms. For example, in cardiovascular risk, we can observe the level of activity of the thrombocytes by looking for thrombocyte aggregation. These are usually very obvious as large groups of aggregated thrombocytes, and are very important in cardiovascular risk.