You should always know that the dental and orthopedic restorative products used in your body have been screened for your use.
Reactivity Testing is intended as a screening system to differentiate potentially unsafe materials (those containing components for which the patient has existing systemic sensitivity) from more desirable materials which show no evidence of any current sensitivity issues. It is not to be considered as means of specific diagnosis or prognosis of any disease or condition.
So why should you be tested? In modern healthcare, manufactured materials are commonly used to restore, repair or maintain structure or function in the body. These substances, known as bio-materials, are found in virtually every application ranging from dental restoratives to surgical implants and prosthetics.
Like fingerprints, biochemistries are individual and the effect of exposure to modern bio-materials (and their reactive byproducts) varies from person to person. Exposure that proves benign to one individual may prove to be extremely harmful or toxic to another. Negative effects have been known to range from mild irritations to extreme reactions such as long term illness, dysfunction or damage. As new and complex materials and alloys are continually developed, the impact that these materials present upon individual body chemistry must be considered.
Only clinical testing and analysis of a patient’s unique immunological record can reveal the chemical compounds against which antibodies have been formed. This, in turn, allows offending materials to be identified and reaction forecasts to be made. With this information, healthcare providers can make informed decisions about the bio-materials they chose to meet the needs of each patient. This can be especially important in cases where a patient exhibits atypical health complications or sensitivities.
Being tested for materials reactivity prior to any procedure involving the use of bio-materials is also one way patients can rest assured that the materials being used in their bodies are safe for them.
We offer a comprehensive blood test that screens for individual systemic sensitivity to bio materials through antibody detection.
The process begins with the blood serum sample being screened to analyze the patient’s unique antibody record. This is done by screening the blood sample against 89 chemical groups and families and measuring the reaction to each. Thee individual reactions are then cross-referenced against the largest professionally maintained database of trade named bio-medical composites, alloys and other materials of its kind in the world.
The result is a multi-sectional report that designates the donor patient’s personal results of these potential positive or negative reactions to every material in the database list.