About BioComp Laboratories, Inc.
Reactivity is the amount of change that occurs within the immune system when it is subjected to a foreign substance. All foreign substances introduced to the body will elicit a response from the immune system, including dental materials.
Our objective is to measure that immune system response on an individual basis using our sophisticated blood serum procedure. The end result is the Biocompatibility test, a comprehensive report that simply states whether the dental materials are Highly Reactive, Moderately Reactive, or Least Reactive. This information allows the individual to learn about and avoid dental toxicity by using as many least reactive materials as possible.
A "Highly Reactive" material can often prove to be a contributing factor in taxing the immune system over time. This condition can open the door to a wide variety of medical problems or worsen medical problems that may already exist. The results of this test work as a consulting tool to help dentists and other medical professionals when choosing materials. Of course it’s up to the doctor to have the final say on what material should be used. Biocompatibility testing is a tool, it’s not an end all be all final choice for dental restorations.
It is the responsibility of the professionals to choose materials. In some special cases a Highly Reactive material may be required in order for some restorations to be completed. Our overall goal here is to provide the dentist and clients with information so that they can both make educated decisions We ask you now to browse the rest of our website to learn more about our Biocompatibility testing. If you decide that biocompatibility test is right for you then we urge you to order online or ask your doctor.
See above for online ordering or call our offices. See above for contact information. We wish you the best of luck with all your future dental work.