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Clifford Consulting & Research

4775 Centennial Blvd

Suite 112

Colorado Springs, CO  80919-3309


Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing
Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT) is a laboratory screening process used to help identify existing sensitivity problems to various chemical groups and families of compounds in an individual patient. This process is currently being implemented in the CMRT Dental and Orthopedic panels. After a patient's test panel has been completed, the patient's reactivity test results are compiled in a report. Our Panel screens for systemic sensitivities to more than 13,000 trade-named products and 94 chemical groups and families of dental products.

Who Should Consider Testing
We have found that most people have come in contact with a sufficient variety of substances to form a mature bio-record by the age of puberty. Because their bio-records may not be fully mature, caution should be used when considering this kind of testing for children.

Things You Should Know Before Testing

 Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing is intended as a screen for safe and unsafe materials for use in patients and is in no way to be considered a means of specific diagnosis or prognosis of any disease or condition. 

 We have found that most people have come in contact with a sufficient variety of substances to develop their bio-record by the age of puberty. Because their bio- records are not fully mature, caution should be used when considering this kind of testing for children.

 Patients with unusual environmental sensitivities may exhibit reactions which do not pass through immune mechanisms. Since antibodies, in these instances , are not produced, first level testing results can be affected and provocative second level testing should be considered.

 While Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing may be useful in detecting chemical groups and products which are safe biologically for a patient, it does not address issues of mechanical performance or electro-activity between materials.

 While many patients have received insurance or third party reimbursement, our services are not approved for Medicare, Medicaid, MediCal or CHAMPUS participation and we do not accept insurance assignment. Testing charges are ultimately the responsibility of the patient.

Other Factors to Consider
Some patients may actually become immuno-tolerant of an antigen. 
With the passage of time, antibody levels can fall below detectable limits if there has been no recurrent exposure to the antigen. However, memory lymphocytes may continue to be resident which are capable of eliciting a massive response should new exposure to that antigen occur. Such condition may not be detected at the time of testing and could pose a problem later. The problem of immuno-tolerance or non-response is below 5% in general population longitudinal testing.

Cross-reactivity 
Cross-reactivity may occur in testing when an antibody manufactured in response to one antigen cross-reacts with a different antigen. We believe that while this may occur as a false positive in testing, such cross-reactivity will also be possible in-vivo and is therefore a valid consideration for avoiding the use of materials in question.

Adjuvant effects may occur with some constituents such as aluminum and mercury when chemical groups that the patient might normally handle well, react adversely due to amplification of their properties by the adjuvant. These reactivities often disappear over a period of months in longitudinal testing sequences when the adjuvants are removed from the body and lifestyle of the patient.

This may become a factor for temporization of sensitive patients with benign temporary materials for a period of months prior to final placement of long-term materials. It is not unusual to see some reactivity levels drop below detection limits, and even for some allergies to abate completely with adjuvant removal.

Future reactivity
testing of this type cannot predict future reactivity for materials which do not presently react. We have found that most people have come in contact with a sufficient variety of materials and substances to form a mature bio-record by the age of puberty. New reactivities in adult patients do not seem to occur often. Pediatric patients are not nearly as stable nor biologicaly experienced as their immune records have not fully matured. Therefore, caution should be used in considering and ordering this kind of testing for children.

Long-term application of immuno-suppressive therapies or steroids

We encourage all patients to work with a qualified healthcare professional who is licensed to order blood testing. Healthcare professionals offer invaluable service in diagnosing and evaluating your condition.

In several states and countries it is now permissible to self order testing. Our company policy is to allow patients to self order testing only through the betterlabtestsnow.com website. Please note this service is not available to New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island State patients. We feel this is a quality solution to individuals wishing to self order testing as it is staffed by responsive and knowledgeable professionals.

All other orders must be ordered by a healthcare professional such as a medical doctor, dentist or other health care provider licensed to order blood testing. Patients seeking testing need only to request of their local healthcare provider that it be ordered. Doctors, dentists and other professionals can obtain free information and supplies for testing on this website, or by calling Clifford Consulting and Research at 719-550-0008.

ong-term application of immuno-suppressive therapies or steroids may interfere with antibody production generally. Patients on such therapies may not have adequate levels of antibody response to chemical groups to be reliably detected in testing. Nutritional supplements and antibiotics are not known to induce such problems.

Ordering Materials Reactivity Testing
We encourage all patients to work with a qualified healthcare professional who is licensed to order blood testing. Healthcare professionals offer invaluable service in diagnosing and evaluating your condition.

In several states and countries it is now permissible to self order testing. Our company policy is to allow patients to self order testing only through the betterlabtestsnow.com website. Please note this service is not available to New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island State patients. We feel this is a quality solution to individuals wishing to self order testing as it is staffed by responsive and knowledgeable professionals.

All other orders must be ordered by a healthcare professional such as a medical doctor, dentist or other health care provider licensed to order blood testing. Patients seeking testing need only to request of their local healthcare provider that it be ordered. Doctors, dentists and other professionals can obtain free information and supplies for testing on this website, or by calling Clifford Consulting and Research at 719-550-0008.


Note From Dr. Tom


I consider Walter Clifford, the founder of Clifford Consulting & Research, a friend and mentor. He is the leader in his field and a brilliant educator and researcher. Walter has taught me everything I know about this subject I consider his test to be the best one available.

Many dentists, including myself, refer to this test as a biocompatibility test for dental materials. Most holistic, mercury safe dentists are aware of this test and will be able to order it for you and evaluate the results.

I consider this test to be important for anyone whose immune system is compromised and who has numerous allergies and sensitivities. Remember, once a dental material is in your mouth you are exposed to it 24/7.

To access an article I wrote about the Effects of Dental Materials on Health Please Click Here

 


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