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