Identification of Streptococcus mutans from human dental plaque using the RapID STR System.

@article{Oletta1993IdentificationOS,
  title={Identification of Streptococcus mutans from human dental plaque using the RapID STR System.},
  author={C A Oletta and Bel{\'e}n P{\'e}rez and Hinda Zlotnik},
  journal={Puerto Rico health sciences journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={291-3}
}
The identification of Streptococcus mutans from dental plaque samples with rapid systems, such as the RapID STR System, has not been recommended by the manufacturers. In this study, we evaluated the use of the above method for the identification of 34 human dental plaque Streptococcus mutans strains which had been identified previously by conventional procedures. The results obtained demonstrate that 88.2% of the Streptococcus mutans strains tested were identifiable by the rapid method.