[Microbiology] Re: Want to join this milis
(by limbic_lesion from hotmail.com)
Thu Apr 30 17:30:29 EST 2009
OMG ! someone actually bothers to use , let alone heard of Vi anti
sera....There really are some actual, microbiologists left and operating on
this planet :):):)
May the light in culturescontinue to flouresce :)
All the best
"JEDilworth" <bactitech from hortonsbay.com> wrote in message
news:pOKdnXDcn6avZmTUnZ2dnUVZ_rwAAAAA from buckeye-express.com...
> N10 is exactly right. I have had automated systems call an organism
> Salmonella or Shigella, and API call it something else. We are required in
> our laboratory to confirm with serological agglutinations before we report
> these bugs. Too much hangs on these results, since these are enteric
> pathogens reported to the state health department and ultimately wind up
> CDC's statistics.
> We then send the isolate to the state health department for further
> serogrouping. It is expensive to maintain lots of different antisera so we
> are going to carry only the Poly and Vi Antisera in the future and leave
> up to the state to further group the isolate.
> Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
> "N10" <limbic_lesion from hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:rdidnatszNA0cGTUnZ2dnUVZ8oCdnZ2d from bt.com...
>> The message is API 20 E is other forms biochemically panneling cannot be
>> soley relied on to obtain a confident postive identification of a
>> Salmonella culture.
>> Hope this helps
>> Mail me privately if you requirte further assistance
>> Bets N10
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