Novel and conventional assays in determining abundance of Streptococcus mutans in saliva.

@article{Gao2012NovelAC,
  title={Novel and conventional assays in determining abundance of Streptococcus mutans in saliva.},
  author={Xiaoli Gao and Chaminda Jayampath Seneviratne and Edward Chin-Man Lo and Chun Hung Chu and Lakshman Perera Samaranayake},
  journal={International journal of paediatric dentistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={363-8}
}
BACKGROUND Effective caries control and management requires identification of susceptible children for timely intervention. Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) is an important biomarker of caries risk. AIM This study aimed to comparatively evaluate the validities of a novel immunoassay and a conventional culture-based assay in detecting salivary S. mutans in a paediatric cohort. METHODS 190 children aged 3-4 years were recruited. The abundance of S. mutans in their saliva samples was analysed… CONTINUE READING
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