PROPENSITY TEST PANEL
DNA ConneXions® utilizes the molecular technique of PCR to identify opportunistic and pathogenic microbial DNA in oral samples.
Periodontal diseases are silent and chronic inflammatory infections of the oral cavity. These infections can be symptomatic or asymptomatic and can affect the structures around the teeth, including the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone structures.
The bacterial species involved in periodontal diseases are often detected in conjunction with one another within the periodontal pockets. These bacterial species work synergistically to destroy periodontal tissue.
These microbes may ultimately spread to a systemic level, that can contribute to non-oral diseases throughout the body.
Knowledge is Power
The DNA ConneXions® Propensity test panel identifies 19 of the
most common bacterial species. This test not only identifies
species involved in periodontal diseases, but also those
microbes which have been implicated in the
progression of a variety of chronic, systemic conditions.
These disorders include various cancers; such as colorectal, pancreatic, prostate, and breast cancer, and other diseases
like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cognitive disorders, respiratory issues, and complications relating to pregnancy.
More About Microbes
The microbes selected for the DNA ConneXions® Propensity
test panel include those pathogens which research
shows are possible biological indicators involved
in the progression of non-oral diseases.
been demonstrated in various conditions and can likely
be of diagnostic value in an individual’s
susceptibility of systemic diseases.