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Table 1 Average Number of Process Steps (Decisions/Manipulations) Involved in Routine Culture and BD MAX EBP Testing

From: Comparison of time-motion analysis of conventional stool culture and the BD MAX™ Enteric Bacterial Panel (EBP)

Process Steps Routine Culture EBP
Receipt 3 3
Accession 7 1
Routine culture   
Blood agar 43 -
MacConkey agar 26 -
Hektoen 26 -
Sorbitol MacConkey 14 -
Shiga toxin testing 4 -
Sample Preparation - 8
System operation - 13
Total activities 141 25