A Unique Technology That Calculates Microvascular Health
GlycoCheck is the only automated, all-in-one system that includes patented software technology, integrated with a computer, video microscope camera, and calculation of a MicroVascular Health Score™.
A video microscope is placed under the tongue, showing live movement of red blood cells as they travel through microvessels.
Higher scores indicate a healthier microvascular system. When the transparent glycocalyx lining in the microvascular system is healthy, so are the blood vessels, which are essential for good health and vitality.
A clinical video microscope detects the erythrocytes within the small, sublingual blood vessels. Then, the GlycoCheck software records, detects and analyzes the blood vessels ranging from 5 to 25 micrometers in diameter.
The automatic analysis consists of the detection of the center lumen of every blood vessel and detection of the outer boundaries of the erythrocytes. The distance between the red blood cell column and this outer boundary is identified as the perfused boundary region (PBR). The PBR value is calculated on 3,000 individual positions, which makes the measurement results sensitive, yet very reproducible. A higher PBR value corresponds with a proportional decrease in the thickness of the glycocalyx layer.
GlychoCheck is the leading microvascular health measurement system available today that accurately and non-invasively measures the endothelial glycocalyx layer of the vessels in many areas of medicine.
The endothelial glycocalyx is a gel-like layer at the luminal, or interior, side of the endothelial lining of blood vessels. Research studies have shown that the glycocalyx plays an important role in the protection of the vascular system as well as the regulation of proper organ functioning throughout the body.
Years of research have produced a host of studies on the validity and function of the endothelial glycocalyx. Further research and studies are now ongoing in many areas of medicine throughout the world on the importance of the endothelial glycocalyx and its relevance to overall health.
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