Table 5.

Detection limits of 28 enteric pathogens with SSI enteric medium

Bacterial strainnDetection limita
Salmonella spp.750
 Salmonella typhimurium 1500
 Salmonella virchow 1500
Shigella spp.3500
 Shigella sonnei 15
Vibrio spp.25,000
 Vibrio parahaemolyticus 150,000
 Vibrio choleraeO1150,000
 Vibrio choleraenon-O11No detection
 Yersinia sp. strain O1391500
Escherichia coli 650
  • a Detection limit is defined as the lowest number of detectable CFU per gram of feces. Tenfold dilutions of bacteria were mixed with fecal samples and plated, and CFU per gram of feces were determined.