Dry blood analysis (also referred to as The Oxidative Stress Test OST) is covered in detail in the live blood online training course.

By using dry blood analysis we are able to assess oxidative stress and see many other health anomalies.

In dry blood analysis eight drops of live blood are placed on a slide and left to dry before being viewed under the microscope. When the blood is placed on the slide with a specific technique, 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 PPP’s (white clots/areas – see below) that don’t spin out very far, whereas heavier PPP’s are created by lymph and skin conditions that spin out around the outside of the layer.

We view the sample under the microscope looking for these PPP’s (polymerized protein puddles) as well as other anomalies. PPP’s show as soft white clots, they  may appear as white dots, lakes, or rivers, and indicate free radical activity and toxicity. 

The size and shape of the PPPs is also suggestive of the nature of the condition and can indicate the extent of oxidative damage and oxidative stress in the system. 

There is a very distinct difference between the layered 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 (left).

In the presence of degeneration, toxins and other imbalances, the dried blood sample shows many (PPPs) as well as other abnormalities that can be indicative of certain systemic conditions (right).


PPP’s are soft clots made from polymerized proteins, they  may appear as white dots, lakes, or rivers, and indicate free radical activity and toxicity. 

Small PPP’s (2 microns) disbursed throughout the sample indicate possible allergic sensitivities and are related to hypersensitivities and allergic reactions. 

Larger PPP’s (30 microns more or less) are related to physical stress, emotional stress, mental strain and physical strain. 

Large PPP’s (40+ microns) are related to degenerative conditions.

The larger the ppp’s and the greater number, the more serious the condition. 


In dry blood analysis the eight drops of live blood (taken with a special technique), are placed on a slide and left to dry before being viewed under the microscope. 

Each drop of blood (dot on the slide) is called a “layer”. The first and largest drop is Layer 1 and the last and smallest drop is Layer 8. 

The larger layers are related to shallow, temporary, and acute issues. The smaller layers generally relate to more deep seated, long term or chronic situations.


This is the term referring to concentric circles in the layer (like on a target) that coincide with different parts of the body. For example, Ring 1 is in the centre of each layer, and Ring 8 is on the outside of the circle (the largest ring) of each layer. Ring 8 represents the outside of the body (skin) and each inward ring moves progressively inwards to the inside of the body.

By applying this ring to each layer of blood we are able to see where in the body the anomalies are showing.

Ring 1 (centre) represents reproductive organs, ovaries and prostate. In men, this would be related to prostate and bladder. In women, patterns here are related to anomalies in the reproductive system. 

Rings 2 and 3 show allergic hypersensitivities. 

Rings 3, 4 & 5 relate to the vital organs such as kidney, liver, gallbladder, spleen, bladder, stomach, colon, and digestion organs. Bone and joint anomalies may show in these rings.

Ring 4 relates mainly to lung or breast issues. Possible lung problems could be congestion, flu, chronic bronchitis, smoker. Breast issues could relate to breast tenderness, cysts, fibroids, lumps or problems with implants. 

Ring 5 may show anomalies relating to lymph nodes, lymph or edema. This could also be related to water retention or toxic kidneys. This ring can also show lung, breast and hormone conditions. Bone and joint issues may show in these rings. 

Ring 4, 5 and 6 relates to Thyroid and Parathyroid conditions.

Rings 6, 7 and 8 relate to the outside of the body such as skin, lymph, eyes, nose, throat, mouth, head, brain, hips, and feet. Rings 6 and 7 also relate to the connective tissues and the lymphatic and circulatory systems. Heavy metal toxicity also shows up in this ring as a dark shadow or wave at the edge of the ring. Physical or emotional stress may show up as skin problems and this ring could also suggest dental issues.