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Diagnostic Tests for Salmonella food poisoning

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These home medical tests may be relevant to Salmonella food poisoning:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Salmonella food poisoning:

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Foods Analysis: Methods have been developed for many foods having prior history of Salmonella contamination. Although conventional culture methods require 5 days for presumptive results, several rapid methods are available which require only 2 days. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Diagnosis of Human Illness: Serological identification of culture isolated from stool. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Salmonellosis (General): DBMD (Excerpt)

Many different kinds of illnesses can cause diarrhea, fever, or abdominal cramps. Determining that Salmonella is the cause of the illness depends on laboratory tests that identify Salmonella in the stools of an infected person. These tests are sometimes not performed unless the laboratory is instructed specifically to look for the organism. Once Salmonella has been identified, further testing can determine its specific type, and which antibiotics could be used to treat it. (Source: excerpt from Salmonellosis (General): DBMD)


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