Episode 44

Advanced Pathogen Testing with Dr. Karin Ried


February 21st, 2020

59 mins 17 secs

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About this Episode

To all research enthusiasts - this is a fascinating podcast episode not to be missed! Associate Professor, Dr Karin Ried, explains NIIM’s Pathogen Blood Test, which involves innovative blood testing using cytology based microscopy, and genetic analysis to isolate and identify pathogens, such as Borrelia bacteria and fungi/mould, in the blood. Prepare to be blown away by the potential of this test!

  1. Introduction to the Pathogen Blood Test (4:00)
  2. Deep dive into the methods for identifying pathogens (14:00)
  3. Identifying stealth organisms (16:30)
  4. Insights from live microscopy (19:00)
  5. Is EBV at the helm? (21:00)
  6. Why supporting the immune system is the priority (24:50)
  7. Case Study – Rare fungal infection linked to juvenile arthritis (28:00)
  8. Intriguing insights about skin lesions (34:00)
  9. Focusing on Lyme like illness (39:30)
  10. The practicalities – what the report includes, and how to access it (51:45)

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