1997 Volume 14 Issue 2 Pages 97-100
The magnetic beads (MB) method was compared with a conventional culture method for the detection of Salmonella.
In 126 samples of commercial chicken meat, Salmonella was isolated from 36 samples by the conventional culture method and MB agglutination method, respectively.
Salmonella was isolated from 93 samples by the MB culture method.
In 78 samples of chicken feces, Salmonella was isolated from 2 samples and 9 samples by the conventional culture method and the MB culture method, respectively.
By the MB agglutination method, Salmonella can be detected in just 2 days, while it takes 4 days for the MB culture method to identify Salmonella.
This MB method was found to be useful for rapid detection of Salmonella.