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Metal sensitivity testing

Exposure to metals in dental fillings and implants, joint prostheses, pacemakers, environmental pollutants and jewellery can lead to health problems in susceptible individuals.


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Lyme disease testing

MELISA improves laboratory diagnosis by confirming active disease in patients with clinical symptoms of Lyme.


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FDA Statement and Metal Hypersensitivity

The FDA has issued a statement addressing the concerns about the bio-compatibility and function of medical devices. Our conference in November 2018 mirrored these concerns


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Resources

Download our leaflets on various topics such as metal hypersensitivity in orthopaedics, dentistry, spinal surgery and titanium implants.


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  • “MELISA is a fundamental cornerstone of my practice."

    Dr Mary Ellen Chalmers, DMD

    Functional Medicine Based Dentistry, Santa Rosa, CA, USA

  • “I have many patients that are interested in this type of testing associated with implants. Thank you for the great work you have done.”

    Dr Scott Schroeder, Podiatric Physician and Surgeon

    Foot & Ankle Center, Wenatchee, WA, USA

  • “A type IV metal allergy is often overlooked as a culprit in many of today's chronic illnesses. MELISA testing gives targeted information on what needs to be avoided. Many patients get their life back with this information instead of remaining chronically ill for the rest of their days.”

    Dr Toril Jelter MD, General Practitioner & Pediatrician

    Mount Diablo Integrated Wellness Center, Walnut Creek, CA, USA

  • “Working in holistic dentistry I use an integrated approach and treat the patient as a whole, focusing on the dental need in the larger context of the person’s overall well-being. MELISA provides me with invaluable information for the most suitable materials to be used.”

    Dr Goran D. Stojanovic, Dental Surgeon

    The Ella Clinic, London, UK

2 weeks ago

Melisa Diagnostics

Metal sensitivity is becoming more prevalent because of increasing environmental exposure.
This case history describes the difficulties in diagnosing hypersensitivity to knee replacements in patients with painful and stiff TKA. They suggest first ruling out infection and then performing testing including lymphocyte transformation testing (LTT), like MELISA. This patient had no pre-operative history of skin reactions to metals but was found to have sensitivity to nickel in LTT. All the patient's symptoms were resolved after revision to a non-nickel containing implant. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7818633/?fbclid=IwAR2PFuqMlfQ9-q-xiW5Dczr7bN05pipBBTsF7AuMX0...
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1 month ago

Melisa Diagnostics

In the latest issue of their magazine, the excellent organisation Tandhälsoförbundet writes about the usefulness of MELISA testing in dentistry; covering the principles of the test method as well as the research and the innovator behind the test (article in Swedish). www.tf.nu/images/uploads/Tf-bladet_nr_4_2020_Melisatester.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

Melisa Diagnostics

This study of healthcare workers (345 from 14 countries) found they are generally unaware of metal hypersensitivity and do not screen for it. This lack of awareness and screening can contribute to the underreporting of metal hypersensitivity reactions. The culminated impact is increased risk to patient safety which warrants changes in clinical practice. These changes include educating healthcare workers and patients about metal hypersensitivity,
Encouragingly when made aware of the link between metal hypersensitivity and poor patient outcomes 80% of healthcare workers said they were now likely/very likely to incorporate screening questions about metal allergy into their clinical practice.
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33237599/
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