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What Is a “CRT Test”?

Published on October 6, 2014 by

CRT TestThis is one of the tests we offer as part of the CAMBRA testing we provide for our patients. It is to assess why some patients have a tendency to develop cavities. It has to do with the bacteria we have in our mouth. In high quantity, the bacteria called lactobacilli and mutans streptococci in saliva is what we are testing with CRT tests. If the findings are 10^ CFU or more of lactobacilli and mutans streptococci per ml saliva , the patient is at high risk. 10^5 means a 100,000 count of bacteria per ml. It only takes a few minutes to have the testing done. We just need to collect some of your saliva and place it on the special kit (AGAR) and incubate the test for 48hrs at 99 degrees F. What you need to know prior testing: you need to be off any antibiotics for two weeks before the testing, and you cannot ingest food for 12 hours prior to testing. It is a simple test you can have done in just a few minutes.

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