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
patients may actually become immuno-tolerant of an antigen.
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.
application of immuno-suppressive therapies or steroids