Test for pH and saliva buffering capacity. Using a very specific immunochromatography process, Saliva-Check is not reliant on bacteria growth, this means incubators or other devices are not needed. Therefore, the traditional culture test is no longer necessary and accurate results are available in just minutes. Accuracy is possible as the test strip contains 2 monoclonal antibodies that selectively detect only the Streptococcus mutans species, meaning no other bacteria contaminates the results. In cases of positive results, a red line is shown on the test (T) line - meaning the patient has a level of Streptococcus mutans equal to or above 500 000 colony forming units per ml (cfu/ml) saliva.