Periodontitis Genetic Test

Periodontitis Genetic Test

The Periodontitis Genetic Test (PGT) can contribute to the diagnosis and prognosis and may help determine the intensity of aftercare.

  • Form
  • Instruction
  • Sterile swab
  • Transport tube for swab
  • Preprinted envelop
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Genetic information

Polymorphism in the interleukin-1 gene is associated with severe periodontitis in adult patients. This genetic trait is frequently found in patients without demonstrable Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis. The presence of allele 2 in the IL-1A, IL-1B and IL-1RN gene is a risk factor for severe periodontitis. Allele 2 at IL-1RN gene is associated with peri-implantitis.

Therapy advice

The plaque sample is analysed at our certified, bacteriological laboratory and assessed by a team of experts, such as microbiologists and periodontists. You will receive scientifically sound advice on supporting the treatment with an antibiotic, if necessary.

LabOral is concerned with clinical oral microbiology. In case of clinical periodontal microbiology and caries diagnostics, interpretation of the results and a therapy advice is provided. An advice based on the microbiological findings and on the clinical data provided by the dental professional, based on scientific research and on years long clinical experience of a team of microbiologists and clinicians. Collaboration with other microbiological laboratories in and outside Europe exists.