Accession Number:

AD0165038

Title:

48-Hour Test for Streptococcus Mutans in Plaque.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1973-07-17

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The invention relates to a 48-hour test for determining the presence of Streptococcus mutans whose occurrence is highly correlated to dental caries. The organisms presence may be determined thru as inexpensive and rapid procedure including a test solution of mannitol in sugar-free thioglycolate medium, a purple broth base medium, thallium acetate, crystal violet and sulfisomidine.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE