DNA Connexions is a state of the art laboratory specializing in the detection of microbial DNA that resides in root canal teeth, cavitations, implants and other oral environments. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology, with its high specificity and sensitivity detection, is the cornerstone of our testing methodology.
Explore and Identify - We perform targeted genetic testing to identify inherent conditions and foreign DNA and provide necessary information to healthcare providers for treatment. Foreign bacterial, viral and fungal and parasitic microbes can be identified from root canal, cavitation, implants and other oral samples. To explore genes such as ApoE and gluten intolerance and to develop relevant research protocols.
Our CLIA license is for high complexity for bacteriology, mycology, virology, routine chemistry and toxicology testing. We are a Biosafety level 2 laboratory.
This test identifies foreign microbial DNA of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites in removed teeth, blood, tissue, implants, bone grafts and other biological samples. This test examines 88 microbes in total.
The DNA Connexions Lyme Panel identifies 3 different Borrelia species and 8 of it’s common co-infectors. A positive PCR result indicates the presence of spirochete DNA, while negative result does not prove you don’t have Lyme disease...
Cheek cells allow us to determine your ability to detoxify mercury, Alzheimer's susceptibility and other autoimmune/ neurological diseases. This test will determine what ApoE genotype you are (2/2, 2/3, 3/3, 3/4, or 4/4).
Cheek cells allow us to determine if you have the HLA marker for DQ 2 or DQ 8. The presence of either of these genetic markers is 95% predictive for gluten intolerance/sensitivity. The presence of both markers is 95% predictive
The Lyme panel tests for 4 different genes that are found in Borrelia burgdorferi, the most common cause of Lyme disease in the United States, and 8 common Lyme disease co-infectors including Babesia microti, Babesia divergens, Babesia duncani, Bartonella bacilliformis, Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintanta, Borrelia miyamotoi, Borrelia recurrentis, Ehrlichia chaffensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Testing of Lyme co-infectors (other tick-transmitted organisms) indicates likely infection with the Lyme spirochete as well.
A positive PCR result from the DNA Connexions Lyme test indicates the presence of DNA from B. burgdorferi and/or other co-infectors. A negative result does not prove a patient is not infected with a tick borne infection, rather it indicates the absence of detectable Lyme and/or other tick borne co-infections. A patients ability to fight the disease, stage of infection, and timing of courses of antibiotics are only some of the factors that may affect the detectability of the spirochetes DNA.