1 Minute, 1 Drop At Ginza Blood Inspection Laboratory

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Get Blood Test Done Timely While Traveling In Japan.

By Kath Wong | January 19 2020

Have you always been wondering how well your health is doing but can never get yourself enough time to take the blood test? Are you a needle-phobic or a haemophobic, one who is scared of blood? At Ginza Blood Inspection Laboratory, a new technique of blood test has been introduced where blood tests can be done using just 1 drop of blood.

Ginza Blood Inspection Laboratory
Situated in one of Tokyo’s busiest shopping districts, Ginza Blood Inspection Laboratory is a 5 mins walk from either Tokyo Metro “Ginza” or “Shimbashi” Station. The concept of the blood test is to enable the freedom for you to collect your own blood without feeling pressured of the syringe or other personnel holding the needle tip.

The procedure is easy and convenient with just 4 steps:

1. Sterilize your finger, stick and paste the tape for blood collection

2. Use the special equipment given to pierce your finger

3. Let a drop of blood flow out until it fills the center part of the tape, then collect blood sample with special suction equipment. When it’s done, cover the site for aftercare.


4. Place the blood sample in a sealed container, shake the container firmly until the blood spread out

The Purpose: Four-Item Checkup of Cancer
Ginza Blood Inspection Laboratory focuses on early detection of cancer. There are 4 different types of tumor markers for male and female that can be detected with the 1 minute, 1 drop technology as listed:

Male Cancer Examination
4 Types of Tumor markers for male:
Prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder carcinoma etc.
1. CEA (Carcino-Embryonic Antigen)
2. PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen)
3. AFP(α (Alpha-Fetoprotein)
4. CA19-9 (Cancer Antigen 19-9)

Female Cancer Examination
4 Types of Tumor markers for women:
Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder cancer etc.
1. CEA (Carcino-Embryonic Antigen)
2. CA 15-3 (Carbohydrate Antigen 15-3)
3. CA125 (Carbohydrate Antigen 125)
4. CA19-9 (Cancer Antigen 19-9)

Features of 1 Minute, 1 Drop

There are four main features to consider going for the treatment. Firstly, as it is a new technology, the procedure is simple and safe which no syringe will be used for the blood collection. It is an ideal kit for the ones afraid of injections/conventional blood tests. Secondly, as the name suggests, it only takes 1 minute to complete the procedure and you can continue traveling around Japan.

Next, if the technology is a concern, the treatment has high accuracy which is equivalent to hospital examination; and lastly results can be checked on smartphone in either English or Chinese language (as a foreigner), which saves your time from having to wait for the reports.

Recommended for…

1 Minute, 1 Drop blood inspection is mainly recommended for:

・People with record for cancer inheritance from family
・People with unhealthy lifestyle
・People busy with work
・People who are young and in the prime of life
・People who think they have no physical problem
・Females

Although people often go for a yearly health checkup, at our affiliated clinic, 4 times a year is recommended. Cancerous tumors are fast growing and they grow unexpectedly, it is better to keep regular checkups to prevent them.

Link to the treatment:

Blood Inspection (Four-Item Checkup of Cancer)