What is the Materials Sensitivity and Reactivity Test?
We offer bio compatibility tests to patients that have a lot of environmental sensitivities or have reacted negatively to certain dental materials in the past. We offer both Clifford and Biocomp lab . These laboratories' screening processes help to identify existing sensitivity problems to various chemical groups and families of compounds in an individual. After the test has been completed, your reactivity results are compiled in a report.
In modern society, contact is made every day with many substances in the food you eat, the products you use, and the treatments you receive. Because everyone possesses a unique biochemistry, these substances affect everyone differently and to varying degrees. For some, the effects of certain substances (and their corrosion byproducts) can be toxic and hazardous, and may result in serious health problems. A substance which causes little or no reaction in one individual can prove harmful to another.
Since these effects vary, it is vital that these factors be considered when choosing dental and other materials for use in your body, especially when you have special or unique health concerns. These tests provide Dr. Burke with extensive information about your individual sensitivities so that she can choose the best materials to use in your treatment.
How do I order the test?
Dr. Burke can make the kits readily available to anyone wishing to identify any existing sensitivity problems. However, Dr. Burke does not have the capabilities to perform testing in his office. The kits can be self ordered at the http://www.biocomplabs.com/and
How to use the test?
You place the kit in the freezer all night, you fast for 8 to 10 hours avoiding animal protein. Go to a local laboratory in the morning to get your blood draw , send it to Biocomp(The instructions to follow are found inside the kit). They analyze your blood against dental materials available in the market and send you and Dr Burke a report(by email and mail) in 1- 2 days. With this result Dr Burke can show you the materials that you react the least and you both can choose the best ones for your health.