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A Method for the Isolation of Salmonella Typhi from Blood Clot

Kenneth C. WatsonDepartment of Pathology, Edendale Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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A method for rapid isolation of S. typhi from blood clot is presented. The medium used consists of a Wilson & Blair agar slope in a four-ounce bottle to which is added 15 ml. of streptokinase bile salt broth. Positive results may be obtained in less than 24 hours.