Description of tests from a drop of dried blood

  • Tick-borne encephalitis IgG

    This DBS test will help you to find out whether you have contracted tick-borne encephalitis or whether you have developed enough protective antibodies after vaccination, which may require an adjustment in the vaccination schedule. More

  • Lyme disease IgM/IgG
    The DBS test is designed to determine the level of antibodies in human blood against the Lyme disease-causing bacterium Borrelia spp. In the laboratory, IgM class early antibodies and IgG class long-term immunity antibodies are analyzed separately. This allows more reliable diagnosis of Lyme disease in all its stages. Sometimes Lyme disease can only manifest itself as chronic joint pain.

  • Toxoplasmosis (IgG)
    Toxoplasmosis, caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, is extremely dangerous for pregnant women. A pregnant woman can transmit the disease to the fetus. The test is recommended for all pregnant and planning women who have consumed thermally unprocessed meat, possibly dirty water, and had contact with cat feces.

  • Rubella (IgG)
    Rubella virus can cause severe fetal abnormalities in pregnant women. Before planning a pregnancy, if in doubt, we recommend checking whether a woman has immunity against the rubella virus.

  • Measles (IgG)
    The DBS test shows whether a person has immunity against the measles virus. It is one of the most difficult and dangerous childhood diseases, but adults often suffer from it as well. There is 90-95% of a chance that a person gets sick after a contact with a sick person if he does not have immunity against measles. Untreated measles can be complicated by pneumonia, laryngitis, otitis, and in rare cases – encephalitis.

  • Mumps (IgG)
    The DBS test shows whether the person had contact with the mumps virus or his post-vaccination immunity. High antibody titers can be detected 7-10 days after the onset of symptoms and remain high for many years. In unvaccinated teenagers, mumps can be complicated by inflammation of the testicles and infertility.

  • Chicken Pox (IgG)The detection of specific antibodies against the Varicella Zoster virus can confirm varicella infection or its reactivation (shingles) and post-vaccination immunity. The virus during pregnancy can cause serious consequences for the fetus. Infection to a newborn during birth poses a fatal risk. When planning a pregnancy, it is important to know the woman’s immune status, whether she has immunity.

  • Whooping cough (IgG)
    The test detects antibodies against the toxin of the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, which causes whooping cough. IgG antibodies indicate an acute infection or post-vaccination condition. Whooping cough can be fatal in newborns who cannot yet be vaccinated. Over time, the immunity created after vaccination weakens, so when planning a pregnancy, it is especially important to check whether everyone in the family has active immunity against this serious infection.

  • Tetanus (IgG)
    It is a serious and fatal infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. Its spores are found in the soil and enter the body through a broken skin. Due to the DBS test, it is possible to determine the previous contact with the tetanus bacterium toxin or to use the test results to evaluate the effectiveness of the vaccination. Based on the number of detectable antibodies, recommendations are made regarding the need for re-vaccination.

  • SARS-CoV-2 (IgG)
    During the test, the level of immunity is determined in standard BAU/ml units, formed after a relapse of the Covid-19 disease or after vaccination.

  • Atypical bacterial pneumonia (M. pneumoniae) (IgG)
    Mycoplasma pneumoniae is the causative agent of atypical pneumonia, sinusitis, bronchitis. The infection spreads through air droplets and is localized in the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. There is no long-term immunity against bacteria, so even people who have gotten sick can get re-infected. IgG antibodies found would indicate a recent or acute infection.

  • Legionellosis (IgG)
    It is a respiratory infection caused by the bacteria Legionella pneumophila, which is spread by water aerosol droplets. An increase in IgG class antibodies would suggest a past or acute infection.

  • Syphilis (IgM/IgG)
    Specific antibodies of the IgG class against the bacterium Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis, would indicate an untreated, recent, or past infection within 4 weeks.

  • Genital Chlamydia (IgM/IgG)
    Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium remains in the body for a long time causing asymptomatic chronic infections. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, which, if left untreated, can lead to other diseases. Antibodies of the IgG class would indicate a previous infection.

  • Herpes (IgM/IgG)
    IgG class antibodies against Herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 would indicate that a person is a carrier of this virus. Sexually, this virus spreads only in the acute stage.

  • Celiac disease (GAF-3X) (IgG)
    The test detects antibodies that are directed against the gliadin protein GAF-3X, one of the most common causes of celiac disease, an autoimmune, gluten-sensitive disease

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide) (IgG)
    Antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) are one of the best laboratory indicators of rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune joint inflammation). The higher the amount of antibodies detected, the worse the prognosis and the more aggressive the course of the disease.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatoid factor) (IgG)
    Determination of rheumatoid factor together with antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) is a reliable test for the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis

  • Vitamin D
    Determination of vitamin D content by measuring the sum of vitamin D2 and D3 from capillary blood. The test allows for an accurate assessment of vitamin deficiency and helps to determine the appropriate amount of its consumption. 

  • The ratio of polyunsaturated Omega 6:3 acids in the body
    Due to poor nutrition, almost all people have too much Omega 6 fatty acids in the blood, which can increase blood pressure, cause blood clots, heart attack or stroke. Meanwhile, higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids have an inhibitory, anti-inflammatory effect. A proper, balanced ratio of Omega 6:3 fatty acids in the body reduces the risk of many common chronic diseases.
  • PEth blood concentration
    Alcohol biomarkers can help identify risky or harmful alcohol use over a 6-week period, as well as suspect alcoholism. The direct alcohol metabolite phosphatidylethanol (PEth) is one of the most accurate indicators used to check a person’s drinking habits (whether they are safe) or in legal proceedings.

  • Allergy (IgE) 
    The test detects fast-acting IgE class antibodies against 55 allergens: dust mites, bee venom, hornet venom, cockroach, cat, dog, horse, mold, grass plants, tree pollen, latex, tomato, carrot, potato, celery, egg white, yolk, milk, fish, crab, shrimp, bovine serum albumin, milk protein, beef, lamb, yeast, wheat, rice, soy, sesame, peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds, apples, kiwis, peaches.

    Antibodies of the IgE class against various inhaled allergens cause rapid allergic reactions such as rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma. IgE antibodies against food allergens cause reactions within an hour after eating. Possible symptoms include burning in the oral cavity, itching, nausea, gastrointestinal spasms, diarrhea, and skin rashes. Severe, anaphylactic reactions are also possible.