Product Profile: OralDNA Labs
Salivary Tests to Improve Oral Health
Professional Diagnostics from OralDNA® Labs
Powerful health information can be gleaned from DNA tests administered through a simple oral rinse. Advanced OralDNA Labs technology identifies bacteria, viruses, and human genetic risk factors—often before visible symptoms appear. Early warning allows more treatment options and personalized care to help maintain health.
EARLY WARNING PATHOGEN TESTING
Harmful pathogens are primary causes of periodontal disease. They can be measured with the highly sensitive and accurate MyPerioPath® oral test. Finding these bacteria early allows choices in frequency of professional treatment, types of self-care, and recommendations for lifestyle changes. Anaerobic bacteria can become embedded in plaque and cause significant inflammation and periodontal diseases. These bacteria have also been associated with diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular diseases, and birth complications. For patients with established disease, oral pathogen testing allows confirmation of visible symptoms, proper selection of antibiotics, and a means of measuring treatment effectiveness.
GENETIC RISK TEST FOR INFLAMMATION
Bacteria are only part of the picture. The intensity of a patient’s inflammatory response is partially linked to common genetic factors. The MyPerioID® test evaluates the interleukin-1 (IL-1) or interleukin-6 (IL-6) markers. OralDNA Labs also offers the popular Celsus One™ test—a profile of IL-1, IL-6, and six other gene markers, using next-generation sequencing.
Dental offices are the front line of oral cancer surveillance. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 70% of cancers of the oropharynx may be linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). The CDC also notes that approximately 7% of Americans have oral HPV, and it is about three times more common in men than women. While most infections do not lead to cancer, a positive result for a high risk HPV type can alert health care professionals to the need for increased surveillance. OralDNA Lab’s OraRisk® HPV provides a test for HPV types 16, 18, and other high-risk variants.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
OralDNA Labs is a specialty diagnostics company created by a team of dedicated dental and laboratory professionals designed to advance 21st century laboratory diagnostics in oral medicine. The company provides reliable, definitive, and cost-effective clinical tests that guide dental professionals in detecting and prognosing diseases at earlier, more treatable stages. OralDNA Labs is committed to the continuous process of learning, documenting, and publishing to further advance research and medical knowledge.
From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. July 2016;14(07):66.