Accession Number : AD0165038

Title :   48-Hour Test for Streptococcus Mutans in Plaque.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hoerman,Kirk C. ; Shklair,Irving L. ; Klima,James E. ; Simonson,Lloyd G.

Report Date : 17 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 3

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.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Dental plaque, Streptococcus, Bacteria, Dental caries, Sugar alcohols, Test methods, Culture media, Identification

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE