Answer & Explanation

An RN in a primary care office is caring for a 15-year-old male with severe gastrointestinal distress.The patient reports four days of diarrhea, vomiting, and intermittent fever. A stool culture was ordered in an attempt to identify a disease-causing pathogen. The laboratory report concludes that the diagnosis is salmonellosis caused by Salmonella infection.Remembering resources available for prokaryotic identification, the RN speculates that the laboratory technicians may have used _______.

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