Test for Detecting Foodborne Illnesses

Graphic: Tests for Detecting Foodborne Illness. Culture Dependent: Use specimens from patients, has high accuracy rate, requires special knowledge to run, produces pure cultures for subtyping, produces pure cultures for antimicrobial sudceptibility testing; Culture Independent: Use specimens from patients, produces fast result, may test for bacteria, viruses, and parasites at the same time, may be done at physician's office.

Similarities and differences between culture-dependent and culture-independent tests