What is Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing?
In modern society we come in contact with many substances every day
in the enviroment, the food we eat, the products we use and the treatments we receive.
Because each of us possesses unique chemical sensitivities, these substances effect
each of us differently and in 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
Since these effects may vary in each of us, it is vital that these material sensitivities
be considered when choosing dental and other materials for use in
the body, especially in patients with rare or unique health concerns.
Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT) provides dentists and physicians
with extensive information about their patients individual
sensitivities so that least offensive materials can be chosen and
used in their treatments
CMRT is not merely based upon the body's response to biomaterials themselves,
but also upon response to corrosion byproducts of those materials.
These byproducts are generated at various rates as the materials
decompose or break down in the body. It is these products of decomposition
that the body must deal with and which are most likely to cause
untoward health effects and toxic conditions. The body produces
systemic antibodies against challenging antigens and will maintain
an immunologic record of the components or chemical families which
have proven offensive and which can be observed by CMRT.
Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT) is a laboratory screening test
used to help identify existing sensitivity problems to various chemical
groups in an individual patient. This test is currently offered in Dental and Orthopedic panels. The same 94 chemical groups are tested in both panels, but corrolated with different databases of products depending on the panel ordered. The Dental panel reports
16,717 trade-named dental products. The Orthopedic panel reports on over
8,069 trade-named products for surgical applications.
Our National Provider (NPI) is 1316110588
Our Clinical Laboratory Improvement (CLIA) Number is 06D0669295