48-Hour Test for Streptococcus Mutans in Plaque.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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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.