OligoScan is a revolutionary technique that measures heavy metals and minerals in the tissue. The test is performed in office with immediate results.
The OligoScan technology utilizes spectrophotometry to obtain results on the amount of trace elements and heavy metals that exist within tissue, calibrated specifically for a specific area of the body. This is a quantitative analytical methodology, which consists in measuring the absorbance level or the optical density of a specific chemical or mineral substance.
The basic principle is that every type of compound, regardless if it is chemical or mineral based, absorbs, emits or reflects light (electromagnetic radiation) over a certain specific range of wavelengths. The more the sample is concentrated, the more it absorbs the light within the limits of proportionality expressed in the law Beer-Lambert.