A 4-h biochemical identification system (Micro-ID) and a rapid confirmation 24-h biochemical and serological procedure (RC) involving the Minitek system were compared for accuracy of Salmonella identification. Of 144 known Salmonella stock cultures, RC correctly classified all, and Micro-ID correctly classified 141. Both systems correctly classified all the Salmonella isolates obtained from four artificially inoculated broiler carcasses. When 113 suspect-Salmonella isolates from naturally contaminated samples were examined, RC correctly classified all, and Micro-ID correctly classified all except one.

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