THE widely-followed Panda Lab Doctor Facebook page warned people to beware of fake blood test results using live blood analysis, TV Channel 7 said today (Mar. 12).
Mr. Pakphum Dejhassadin, a medical technologist who runs the popular Panda Lab Doctor page, said he has come across invitations to undergo live blood analysis (LBA) and urged the public to shun it as otherwise they would be spending money uselessly with some people having been hit by almost 100,000 baht.
Why then are hospitals urging patients to undergo this test? Pakphum explained that it is because they earn a lot of money with the real cost of the examination being less than five baht.
The analysis is done via a microscope connected to a computer monitor. The technician draws blood from the patient’s finger tip and drops it under the microscope and characteristics of the blood cells will show up on the computer screen.
After that he will explain what is shown on the screen as if it were a health check with examples including finding heavy metal in the blood, but actually metal particles are not visible to camera, and will then recommend blood washing.
Some people are told protein fibres were found with this caused by indigestion and medication will then be prescribed to help digestion.
Then again others are told shiny lumps have been found, but this is grease stains on the glass slide, and patients are told large accumulation will cause cancer and blood has to be washed by Chelation therapy or other methods. The price is tens of thousands.
In short, live blood analysis by taking a single drop of blood on the fingertip is not in accordance with the laboratory testing standards for the diagnosis, Pakphum added.
According to Wikipedia, live blood analysis (LBA), live cell analysis, Hemaview or nutritional blood analysis is the use of high-resolution dark field microscopy to observe live blood cells. Live blood analysis is promoted by some alternative medicine practitioners, who assert that it can diagnose a range of diseases.
There is no scientific evidence that live blood analysis is reliable or effective, and it has been described as a fraudulent means of convincing people that they are ill and should purchase dietary supplements.
Live blood analysis is not accepted in laboratory practice and its validity as a laboratory test has not been established. There is no scientific evidence for the validity of live blood analysis, it has been described as a pseudoscientific, bogus and fraudulent medical test, and its practice has been dismissed by the medical profession as quackery.
The field of live blood microscopy is unregulated, there is no training requirement for practitioners and no recognised qualification, no recognised medical validity to the results, and proponents have made false claims about both medical blood pathology testing and their own services, which some have refused to amend when instructed by the Advertising Standards Authority.
It has its origins in the now-discarded theories of pleomorphism promoted by Günther Enderlein, notably in his 1925 book Bakterien-Cyklogenie.
Top: A drop of blood being taken for a live blood analysis. Photo: TV Channel 7
Insert: Mr. Pakphum Dejhassadin. Photo: Sanook.com
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