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What Is FidaLab's Cariogenic Pathogen Test?

Our cariogenic pathogen test not only detects the presence of eight cariogenic bacteria species but also provides the quantity of each bacteria detected.

  • Streptococcus mutans
  • Streptococcus sobrinus
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Lactobacillus fermentum
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Bifidobacterium dentinum
  • Actinomyces visosus
  • Veillonella spp

Other Current Test Methods




Oratest is a chair-side caries activity test that quantify total aerobic microorganisms in the oral cavity based on their abilities to deplete oxygen and reduce methylene blue (blue) to leucomethylene blue (colorless)


Clinpro Cario L-Pop from 3M measures the total amount of lactic acid produced by cariogenic bacteria in the oral cavity. It is based on enzymatic oxidation of lactic acid by lactatedehydrogenase coupled to a cascade of redox indicators that generates a blue color signal in the end.


CariScreen Testing Meter from CariFree is a simple chair-side oral bacterial load test that measures bacteria ATP-driven bioluminescence.


Lab-Test 4 from LAB SRL (Italy) detects 5 cariogenic bacteria species (Streptococcus mutant, Streptococcus sobrunus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Actinomyces viscous, and Bifidobacterium dentium).


OralRisk Caries test from OralDNA detects three cariogenic bacteria species (Streptococcus mutant, Streptococcus sobrinus, and Lactobacillus casei) and provides a total bacteria level in the oral cavity.

The go-to lab for dental clinics in Washington State!

Dental caries, also called cavities, is the most prevalent infectious disease in humans, affecting 97% of the population in their lifetime. It is one of the world’s most common health problems. The global burden of the disease study 2016 estimated that 2.4 billion people (32%) suffer from caries of permanent teeth and 486 million children suffer from caries of primary teeth. In the US, there are more than 3 million new dental caries cases each year. Cavities can affect anybody who has teeth, not just children or the elderly.

The CDC reported the following dental caries prevalence rate from the 2011-2014 survey data in the US. Contact us today to find out how Fida Labs can help you with your dental care patients.