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The Proteomis report is a series of tests on blood serum. These are obtained from the collection of a single tube of blood. This assessment is a complementary analysis (or meta-analysis) designed to form a valuable guide when choosing therapy.
A Proteomis report differs from a conventional blood test, but is an effective complementary measure. Doctors who perform a conventional blood test will try to find out if the patient's blood contains an abnormal amount of certain well-defined blood substances or cells. They are used to screen for a suspected pathology or to monitor an already diagnosed disease. The Proteomis report, on the other hand, monitors the reactions of all blood proteins (serum) via a battery of approximately 50 tests (during each test, the laboratory adds another chemical to the blood serum). The resulting report indicates how the patient's blood has responded to these serum tests. They are measurable and can therefore be tracked during follow-up tests. This approach circumvents a major draw-back. The Proteomis report avoids the need for preliminary tests for suspected diseases that may be applied following a conventional blood test. In other words, a doctor won't need to order tests that may not be necessary.
It is up to the prescribing doctor to interpret the results and evaluate them according to a patient's clinical history, clinical examinations and, where applicable, other available analyses (conventional blood test, X-rays and other specialist examinations).
The value of a Proteomis report is complementary in nature, as it clearly shows various (dys) functions in the body. This information boils down to the following:
A healthy individual will have a normal and balanced interaction between
Blood circulates throughout all the organs of the body and transports, among others:
Our blood is a constant flow of red and white blood cells. It also contains around 6 to 7.5 grams of protein per 100 ml, with at least 500,000 different types! We know little about the composition and precise function of most of these large, complex molecules, which serve a number of purposes. And yet each molecule has been produced by our cells using codes stored in the cell nuclei. Indeed 'proteome' was coined from the term 'genome' (the genes that contain the genetic inheritance of an individual). 'Proteome' refers to all the proteins constituting the cells and tissues of a living organism, in other words the genes that govern the synthesis of proteins of the body.
Serum proteins are responsible for maintaining a particular balance in the blood serum (the electro colloidal balance). The Proteomis report is based on the idea that the complex balance between proteins is the key to finding the biological information stored in our 'black box' - the proteome. To obtain this information, the electro colloidal balance of serum proteins is changed several times by the above mentioned tests. Each reaction corresponds with a group of proteins, the results being both visible and measurable. Fifty or so tests are undertaken. Serum reactions are measured by the laboratory and compared to the norms stored in the CEIA database. Thanks to the huge number of records, calculating the degree of positive or negative deviations of a test is extremely reliable.
In terms of diagnosis, this provides, among other things, the following benefits:
For patients experiencing health problems, the help a Proteomis report can provide to a doctor is of even greater importance: