Medical Microbiology and Immunology

, Volume 168, Issue 2, pp 149–151 | Cite as

Use of a transport medium in the search forSalmonella carriers — is it worthwhile?

  • H. C. Korting
  • D. Stüer
  • F. Sulzbacher
Original Investigations


The use of transport media has proved valuable in many fields of clinical bacteriology, and so has become quite common. However, this does not apply to the examination of stool in the search forSalmonella carriers. To evaluate its potential efficiency a commercial transport medium, the PortACul, has been tested parallel to the conventional glass tube in 315 cases. The greater detection rate even though not significant makes further examination important.


Detection Rate Glass Tube Transport Medium Potential Efficiency Great Detection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. C. Korting
    • 1
  • D. Stüer
    • 1
  • F. Sulzbacher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Bacteriology and Mycology of the Ernst-Rodenwaldt-InstitutKoblenzGermany

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