About BioComp Laboratories, Inc.
Reactivity is the amount of change occuring 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.
BioComp's objective is to measure immune system response on an individual basis using our sophisticated blood serum procedure. The end result is the Biocompatibility test - a comprehensive report which 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 the least amount of reactive materials 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 which 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 necessarily the final determining factor for dental restorations.
It is the responsibility of each professionals to choose the materials they use. In some special cases a highly reactive material may be required in order for some restorations to be completed. Our overall goal is to provide both dentist and client with the correlative data so that they can each make informed decisions.
We welcome you to browse the rest of our website to learn more about our Biocompatibility testing. If you decide that the Biocompatibility test is right for you, we urge you to contact us at 1 (800) 331-2303, order online, or follow-up with your doctor for more information.
Thank you for visiting our site; we wish you the best of luck with all your future dental work!