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 in
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 it
up to the state to further group the isolate.
Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
"N10" <limbic_lesion from hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>> 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