Orthopedic Materials Reactivity Screening
The Orthopedic Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT) is a laboratory test that identifies existing bio-sensitivity problems in orthopedic materials according to an individual patient’s immune system. The testing is performed with a blood sample that is drawn and prepared locally and then shipped into the lab for final analysis. The test looks at 94 chemical groups used in orthopedic materials.
The findings of these 94 groups are compared to a database of over 7,400 orthopedic materials to determine which materials contain and may release adversely reacting chemical groups to the specific patient. A report is then generated showing the findings of the 94 chemical groups as well as listing the trade named materials with a label listing there bio-reactivity as suited or not well suited.
This is the same Orthopedic Reactivity Testing concept invented and developed by Walter J. Clifford in 1987.