M131-4

Blood Culture:  Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis – Shipped May 2013

HISTORY

The challenge was sent to category A laboratories. The sample was a simulated blood culture obtained from a 35 year old male with sepsis.

Participants were expected to isolate, identify, and report Salmonella species (non Typhi or Paratyphi). It was also expected the participants would perform antibiotic susceptibility and report the isolation of Salmonella to Public Health.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M131-4

  1. Salmonella species, other than the serovars associated with enteric fever, may cause bacteremia.
  2. Susceptibility should always be reported on systemic isolates of Salmonella species.

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