First we look at your blood in a live setting. The drop is sandwiched between a glass slide and a cover to keep it from oxidizing. We look at your live sample at 10X and 100X magnification, which means you can see your blood cells up close and personal! In the live sample I show you how your red blood cells are shaped and what that tells us about your state of health. We also look at whether the red blood cells are nicely separated to stuck together.
Next, we look at your white blood cells, what types are showing up, and whether they are active. This gives you a lot of insight into your immune system! Platelets are also examined and here we want to see whether they are aggregating, which could be a sign of inflammation in the body.
Believe it or not, there could a lot of other formations floating around in the blood like various toxic debris, uric acid crystals, plaque deposits or accumulations of cellular waste matter. This all gives us more clues as to which of your organs or body systems need more support.