describe what is meant by an enteric pathogen as opposed to enteric bacilli.
describe why anaerobic organisms are generally not the enteric pathogens seen in a routine fecal specimen. Why are these anaerobic organisms not seen in a routine fecal culture?
What happens when enteric pathogens are seen in fecal specimens?
describe the principle and advantage of using a rapid identification system, such as the Enterotube. How would you rate the Enterotube system with conventional bacteriological procedures to identify members of the Enterobacteriaceae family? Why?