Dried Blood Analysis

Dry Blood Rings

Dried Blood Analysis

Dried Blood Analysis or the Oxidative Stress Test (OST) was developed in Europe in the 1920’s and has since been used by medical practitioners and naturopaths in many countries across the world.

In the 1930’s NATO physicians, Dr Heitan and Dr La Garde, introduced Dried Blood Analysis to Dr Bowlen (head of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in the 1930’s), and later Robert Bradford (of American Biologics Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico).

For this reason Dried Blood Analysis is also referred to as the HLB test (Heitan, La Garde, Bradford).

In essence the Dried Blood Analysis test is an evaluation of a patient’s coagulation morphology. There is a very distinct difference between the dried blood sample of a healthy individual and that of a chronically ill patient. The healthy sample is a solid mat of pinkish-red dried blood with a strong, well-interconnected fibrin network. 

In the presence of degeneration, toxins and other imbalances, the dried blood sample shows white areas, called polymerized protein puddles (PPPs) and other abnormalities that can be indicative of certain systemic conditions.

As the blood dries on the slide, there is a natural centrifugal activity whereby the different elements in the blood spin out into rings, depending on their specific gravity. Organs near the centre of the body create light PPPs that don’t spin out very far, whereas heavier PPPs are created by lymph and skin conditions that spin out around the outside of the layer. The size and shape of the PPPs is also suggestive of the nature of the condition, which we cover in the live and dry blood analysis training  course https://livebloodonline.com/the-training-course/

The PPPs observed in the dried blood test are believed by some researchers to be caused by the presence of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) and the presence of water-soluble fragments of the extracellular matrix.

This theory is supported by some emerging research and we look at the mechanisms of DIC and degradation of the extracellular matrix in the live and dry blood analysis training course.

A healthy dry blood sample shows a healthy, even red colour, no white open areas and a distinct, interconnected fibrin network.

Copyright Dr Okker R. Botha, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009

Live Blood Analysis Microscope for Sale

We have a dark field microscope for sale that  has been put together especially for live blood analysis practitioners who need a fully-capable brightfield & darkfield blood analysis system at the best possible price.

This entry-level microscope system has been designed to give practitioners all the essential features to allow live blood analysis practitioners to view live and dry blood samples properly, without the analysis being compromised by a poor quality system.


This live blood analysis microscope is a very well-built system that is affordable, without compromising on darkfield and brightfield quality.

The system can be upgraded with the optional extras at a later stage.

Price: $3,775 (USD)

Free international shipping included (for a limited time only).

The main differences between this unit and our top-of-the range live blood analysis microscope system ($5661.00) is the number of objectives, the camera and the light source:


Entry Level System HD-LED System
Objectives: 4X



(with space to add another 2 objectives)





100X (Oil)

Camera: USB2.0 camera (1280 x 1024 resolution) USB3.0 HD camera (2048 x 1534 resolution)
Light Source: 7W LED (equivalent to 75W halogen) 9W LED (equivalent to 100W halogen)


The 20X objective is used to assess the white blood cell count, however the 40X objective can also be used for this.

The 100X objective is used at the end of the dark field analysis when very high magnification is needed to look at an individual cell or microbe. This is not essential as in the majority of cases the most important anomalies are observed with the 40X objective. These objectives can always be added at a later stage, since there is space available for them.

If you would like more information or would like to place an order, please contact me info@livebloodlondon.co.uk

Week 8 on the Live Blood Analysis Training Course

We are on week 8 of the live blood analysis training course and now starting to study dried blood cell analysis which is also referred to as the Oxidative Stress Test (OST).

In dry blood test analysis (or dried blood analysis), we leave 8 layers (spots) of blood to dry naturally on a slide, we then observe the anomalies seen.

We are looking at anomalies that could be signs of allergies, adrenal stress, psychological stress and intestinal irritation as well as reproductive organ, bowel, vital organ, lymphatic and thyroid imbalances.

Heavy metal toxicity anomaly as seen above.


Heavy metal toxicity appears as black points at the edge of the layer, or as a dark shore or waves.

Cause & Interventions:

Strongly indicative of heavy metal toxicity, this can be from the environment (pollution, contaminated food, water or air, smoking and passive smoking) and also amalgams.

Points at the edge of the layer usually indicate the presence of lead and/or amalgams.

Dark waves deeper into the layer indicate that metals are being held in the fatty tissues, brain and nervous system, which is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS).


Join us on the next live and dry blood analysis training course here.


Copyright Dr Okker R. Botha, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009

Week 6 on the live blood analysis online training course – pleomorphic growth forms

We are now on week 6 of the live blood analysis online training course and studying pleomorphic growth forms in the blood.

Various pleomorphic growth forms can be observed in darkfield microscopy such as rod-form bacteria above.


In Live Blood Analysis we view the clients live blood magnified on to a screen.
We look at the Red Blood Cells (RBCs), the white blood cells (WBC’s), the platelets and the plasma.
We compare the clients blood picture to normal healthy blood and look for anomalies in the size & shape of the cells, if they are free floating or sticking together, too many, too few, bacterial forms, yeast markers, fibrin spicules, crystals or protoplasts in the plasma.

ROD-FORM BACTERIA IN THE BLOOD” is taken from the 500+ page Live Blood Analysis Online Training Manual 2015″

Rod-form bacteria are rod-shaped microorganisms that move around actively in the plasma. The presence of rod-form bacteria is related to an under active immune system and a terrain that supports the development of pathogenic bacteria. The presence of many rod-forms is usually associated with some mucus-producing infection. Measures are used to correct the imbalance of the terrain. These include alkalizing formulae such as Base powder, wheatgrass and other green food extracts, trace minerals, as well as immune-building supplements and lifestyle changes.

Rod-shaped bodies that move around actively in the plasma.

An optimally functioning immune system will prevent rod-forms from being present in a drop of peripheral blood.

Medical Perspective:
As far as conventional medicine is concerned, bacteria will only be seen in the blood in cases of septicemia. However, various types of bacteria are clearly visible in live blood of patients who are not suffering from septicemia. Very interesting research conducted in Canada and published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology proved that bacteria are in fact present in the blood (J Clin Microbiol. 2002 December; 40(12): 4771–4775).

Copyright Dr Okker R. Botha, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009

To find out more about implications, associated symptoms, pleomorphic perspective and interventions and live blood analysis online training, please join us on the next training course April 3rd 2018

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Week 5 on the Live Blood Online Training Course- white blood cell viability

We are on week 5 of the Live Blood Online Training Course and looking at white blood cells

White blood cell (WBC) viability is one of the most important assessments used to determine the state of the immune system.

White blood cell explanation; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gf4Kq1Bgbc

The main criteria used for determining the viability of a neutrophil (the most common WBC) include size, condition and activity.

A neutrophil should be approximately twice as big as a red blood cell (RBC), approximately 14 microns in diameter. The main determinants in assessing the condition of a neutrophil are the condition of the cell’s border and segmentation. The border should be fairly smooth and regular and the neutrophil should not be hypersegmented (too many lobes) nor macrocytic (enlarged).

The most important factor to observe when assessing neutrophil viability is activity.

Here we look at the granules within the cell’s cytoplasm. Ideally, there should be many of them actively streaming within the cell.

The cell itself should also be stretching out its membrane in irregular shapes to move around actively in the plasma.

Non-viable neutrophils are often round, symmetrical and immobile.   


Poor neutrophil viability may be caused by many factors – please join the Live Blood Online Training Course to find out more https://livebloodonline.com/the-training-course/course-content/

pH of urine and blood

pH of urine and blood

The pH of urine and blood is extremely important and is now, more and more, being considered an important indicator of one’s health.

In The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health by Robert O. Young, Ph.D. & Shelly Redford Young, we find this statement: “the single measurement most important to your health is the pH of your blood and tissues – how acidic or alkaline it is.” Tracking your pH of your urine is easy to do, and takes very little time.

You will need a box of pH test strips and a journal to track your progress.

Most health practitioners recommend doing a daily pH test for 30 days to give a general idea of your alkaline/acid measurements.

Keeping track of your ‘numbers’ will measure your levels and monitor your progress over time to determine if you need to make changes or not and to see if what you are doing is working.

The pH of blood must be tightly regulated in a very narrow range between 7.35 and 7.45. Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. Death is associated with blood pH imbalances of 7.80 and above or 7.0 and below.

Testing your urine pH can give you an early indication and warning that your body is over acidic.

What the pH of urine and blood can tell you

The pH of urine indicates how the body is working to maintain the proper pH of the blood. The pH of urine indicates the efforts of the body via the kidneys, adrenals, lungs and gonads to regulate pH through the buffering system.

This can provide a fairly accurate picture of body chemistry, because the kidneys filter out the buffer salts of pH regulation and provide values based on what the body is eliminating.

Urine pH can vary from around 4.5 to 9.0 for its extremes, but the ideal range is 5.8 to 7.2.

First pH of urine Test in the morning:

Test your first urine of the morning before eating or drinking, this is the urine that has been stored in your bladder during the night and will usually be more acidic.

Briefly place the pH strip in the urine mid-stream and wait 15 seconds to read your pH.

The pH number of the morning reading should be 6.8 – 7.2

If your pH of urine is below 6.8, you could be overly acidic and low in alkaline buffers.

To increase your alkalinity you may want to source a more alkaline water, and introduce organic greens high in the minerals calcium, magnesium and potassium into your diet.

If your pH of urine are 7.2 or higher, you have a healthy reading and you appear to have the alkaline buffers needed to neutralize acidity in your diet and lifestyle.

Second Morning pH of urine Test:

Take this second urine pH test after drinking water or a green drink but before eating any food.

Repeat Daily for Thirty Days (and more).

Take the first and second urine of the day and record the average of them both. This is the number you will use when you track your trend over 30 days.

This will enable you to see the trend over time and help you to measure how alkaline you are.

These tests are able to indicate how effective our digestive system was able to deal with what we drank and ate the previous night/day.

When we are eating an acidic diet, these numbers will tend to be low.

When we start alkalizing the numbers will start to increase and over time, will begin to sustain themselves.

Your second morning urine should always be better than your first morning urine, ideally between 7.2 – 7.4.

Live blood analysis training

Live blood analysis training

There are a limited number of places for Live Blood Analysis training around the world, at Live Blood Online we offer live blood analysis training online via interactive webinars.

The Live Blood Online Live blood analysis training course can be taken at your leisure, anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection – this offers a huge saving on expensive travel and accommodation.

  •  The Live blood Online live blood analysis training course is presented via 12 interactive and interesting weekly webinars with GoToWebinar. All of the lessons are recorded for your future reference. This is a HUGE advantage as this enables you to repeat the recording of the lessons as many times as you need. Many Live blood analysis training courses leave you with a microscope and manual with no help, support or back up.
  •  The study material can be referred to whenever you require at your convenience, you can join anytime and study at your own pace.
  • Manuals, study material, reference charts and photos are all provided.
  • A certificate is sent on completion of the Live blood analysis training and course and submission of 2 test cases.
  • Your live blood analysis training tutor is a registered homeopathic doctor who has established himself as a leader in Live and Dry Blood Analysis and has been successfully teaching Live Blood Analysis for 16 years.
  • Live Blood Online live blood analysis training provides ongoing support to help you with everything you need to get started and practicing live blood analysis with confidence and proficiency.
  • Questions are answered throughout the live weekly webinars. Help and support is provided through a private Facebook Page support Forum where attendees can, post, comment, compare notes and help & support each other.
  • An online traing centre is alsp provided where you will find your 500+ page manual and a library of pictures & videos to help you along with lots of useful information to help you in your practice.

The Live Blood Online live blood analysis training courses are held every 3 months and continue for 12 weeks.

They can be joined at any time.

Practitioners certified by Live Blood Online have been trained to a very high standard and level of proficiency

Live blood analysis microscope

Live blood analysis microscope

Not all microscopes are created equally. For optimal performance your live blood analysis microscope specifications need to be suited to its particular application.

Naturopathic microscopy involves the analysis of live and dry blood samples in brightfield and darkfield, each with its own set of unique microscope requirements.

Although most microscopes essentially work on similar principles, there is a great degree of variation in optical configurations, illumination and ultimately image quality. Live blood analysis microscopy in darkfield and brightfield is a highly specialised technique, requiring a very particular set of specifications.

A suitable optical and illumination assembly must be in place to ensure the best results in viewing live blood in darkfield and brightfield.

Any compromise in the setup of the system will result in an inferior image and the user not being able to detect all the important anomalies.

Many suppliers on the internet claim to supply darkfield and brightfield live blood analysis microscopes suitable for live blood analysis but the supplier’s knowledge is limited. Only a specialist will know the requirements for a live blood analysis microscope.

So it is very important to only buy a live blood analysis microscope form a specialist supplier who understands the requirements and specifications for a live blood analysis microscope that will ensure the best results in viewing live blood in darkfield and brightfield.

Many practitioners make the mistake of buying a microscope from a company that claims their microscopes are suitable for live blood analysis microscopy and then find out that this is not the case, they are not able to see many of the anomalies and therefore not able to perform live blood analysis to its full potential.

It is not that the company is deliberately cheating the practitioner, it is more a lack of specialist knowledge.

If your microscope has not been supplied by us, it’s likely that you won’t be able to detect everything that can be seen in the blood.

Don’t let this happen to you if you are looking for a microscope!

At Live Blood Online we know exactly what specifications are needed in a live blood analysis microscope for it to perform optimally as a live blood analysis microscope system.

Don’t buy a microscope until you have seen this video.

We supply the best microscopes for live blood analysis worldwide AND if you buy your microscopes from us you get the interactive 12 week training course for half price! (We are also currently offering free shipping on microscopes)

Interesting facts about red blood cells

Red blood cells (RBCs) which are formed in the red bone marrow and are stored in the body’s reservoir for the blood, namely the spleen, comprise the greatest majority of the formed elements in the blood.

The average RBC is approximately 8 micrometers (µm) in diameter and has a life span of 110 to 120 days.

Aged RBCs are removed from circulation by macrophages that ingest them in the spleen and liver. The iron is recycled from the dead RBCs and then transported back to the marrow, where it is incorporated into new RBCs.

The RBCs are responsible for the transport of oxygen from the lungs to the cells and the transport of carbon dioxide from the cells to the lungs, from where it is expelled. RBCs are capable of transporting oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases because of an iron-containing pigment within the cells called hemoglobin.

Oxygen can easily be absorbed into the RBCs, where it forms a temporary link with the iron atoms in hemoglobin. The fluid component of the blood, namely the plasma, is straw colored. The color of blood is created by the color of the RBCs, which is due to the heme group of hemoglobin. The difference in color between oxygen-rich blood (found in arteries) and oxygen-depleted blood (found in veins) is due to the state of the hemoglobin: when bound to oxygen the resulting oxyhemoglobin is scarlet, whereas the oxygen-depleted deoxyhemoglobin is darker. This is why veins appear bluish and arteries appear pinkish in the skin.

Mature RBCs in mammals do not have a nucleus and as a result, have no DNA. RBCs have nuclei during early phases of development, but lose them as they mature in order to provide more space for hemoglobin. Mammalian RBCs also lose their other cellular organelles, such as their mitochondria. As a result, they do not use any of the oxygen they transport; instead they produce the energy carrier ATP by fermentation, through the glycolysis of glucose followed by lactic acid production. Also, RBCs do not have insulin receptors in their cell membranes and therefore the uptake of glucose into the RBCs is not regulated by insulin. Because of the lack of nucleus and organelles, the RBCs cannot synthesize any RNA, and consequently they cannot divide or repair themselves.

This inability to repair itself enables us to see some history and the results of what has been occuring to the red blood giving us vital information in live blood analysis.

Copyright Dr Okker R. Botha, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009

Week 1 latest on the Live Blood Analysis Online Training Course

Week 1 on the Live Blood Analysis Online Training Course

Week 1 on the Live Blood Analysis Online Training Course

In week 1 of the Live Blood Analysis Online Training Course we are learning how to use the microscope and get a perfect blood sample every time.

Consistency is very important in live blood analysis for for best results.

We are learning a lot about live blood analysis (LBA), especially how valuable and helpful it is as part of a preventative approach

Many of the so-called preventative measures are really just early detection measures.

For example, having a regular blood sugar test is not part of prevention – it will only show an imbalance once the body has failed at all its attempts to regulate the blood sugar.

When you get an abnormal blood sugar reading it is at quite a late stage already and one should really have had preventative measures in place years before the abnormal result.

“LBA detects imbalances that may lead to disease and one can then implement measures to help minimize the likelihood of serious conditions developing in the future.”

One of the questions we often get asked is – “Why is the visual impact of LBA so important?

“The visual impact of LBA is very important. It was shown in a study that people who were given the actual images of their damaged arteries were much more likely to make necessary changes to their diet and lifestyle than those who only saw the images once.”

“Being able to see the impact of poor dietary and lifestyle choices and to refer back to those images has a very powerful effect on keeping us motivated.

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This is THE most comprehensive training course in live blood analysis.

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