Salivary Diagnostics

OralDNA Labs

OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive, and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.

How It Works

Each test is performed using a saliva sample, which is collected in our office. The sample is fast and easy to collect. Simply swish a sterile saline (salt) solution in your mouth and spit it into a container. The sample is then sent out for testing. When the results come back, Dr. Levinson and Dr. Sullivan will tell you what your results are and what they mean to your oral health.

Available Tests and What They Tell Us

  1. The OraRisk® HPV test can tell if you have an HPV infection in your mouth. If you do, you might have a greater risk of getting HPV-related oral cancer. Like most cancers, it’s important to detect oral cancer early. If we know you have an HPV infection, we can watch you very closely for signs of oral cancer. We suggest you consider having this test if you are a non-smoker and do not drink a lot.
  2. The MyPerioPath® test is for patients who actually have gum disease. It finds out which bacteria are triggering the gum disease. Once we know which bacteria are in your mouth and at what amount, we can come up with a treatment plan that’s right for you. For example, this information can help us select the right antibiotic for you. We highly recommend this test if you have gum disease that has not responded to previous treatment.
  3. The MyPerioID® test can tell if you have specific changes in your DNA. These changes might mean that you have a greater risk of getting gum disease.