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DEACTIVATED Antimicrobicidal Susceptibility
|Test group||Antimicrobial Susceptibility|
|Additional information||This test is only orderable by the Microbiology staff.
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing is performed and charged separately where appropriate for the specific culture request and isolate. E.g., H. influenzae and anaerobic Gram-negative rods (not Bacteroides fragilis group) are tested for beta-lactamase production; S. pneumoniae are screened routinely for penicillin resistance. Staphylococci (other than S. saprophyticus) and gram-negative bacilli are tested routinely if judged to be clinically significant.
Susceptibility testing may be performed by various techniques, including micro-titer broth dilution (the method used for the majority of routine testing to provide MICs), disk diffusion, agar dilution, and E-test, each of which has advantages in specific circumstances.
|Last Updated||5/22/2013 11:47:34 AM|
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