Salmonella Biochemical Confirmation

Method References

ISO 6579: Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs – Horizontal method for the detection, enumeration, and serotyping of Salmonella

Sample Size

Salmonella Biochemical Confirmation testing is typically requested and completed directly from a presumptive product or presumptive environmental enrichment samples.
Customers may also submit Salmonella enrichments or agar plates with isolated Salmonella growth for confirmation.

Estimated Turn Around Time

5 days
Turnaround time may vary if additional time is needed for regrowth and isolation.

Reporting Unit

Salmonella Biochemical Confirmation testing will be reported as either Positive or Negative.

Method Description

During Salmonella Biochemical Confirmations, samples are transferred to secondary enrichment broths and then struck to selective and differential agar types. Typical colonies are carried on for additional confirmatory testing, resulting in verification of the presence of Salmonella genus in the sample.

Additional Information

Salmonella Biochemical Confirmation testing is an important tool to utilize when dealing with contamination in either product or your production environment.
It is important to know that if you have Salmonella present in your environment, you will want to take action to prevent the pathogen from potentially contaminating your product.

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