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Standardization of susceptibility testing methods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9248958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Standardization of antibiotic susceptibility tests is desirable but faces several problems. Despite considerable effort, it has been impossible to devise an ideal medium, and discussion continues as to the best inoculum, disk content, atmosphere of incubation, method of reading results, and interpretation of those results in both microbiological and clinical contexts. A range of methods, from manual to almost completely automated, is in current use. Some microbiologists, especially those who use NCCLS methods, advocate the universal adoption of one method for each type of manual test--agar dilution, broth dilution or agar diffusion. Others accept diversity, believing that strict adherence to protocols will make it possible for the results obtained by one method--though not necessarily their interpretation--to be super-imposed on those obtained by other methods.
I Phillips; A King
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of chemotherapy (Florence, Italy)     Volume:  9 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1120-009X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chemother     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-08     Completed Date:  1997-09-08     Revised Date:  2009-08-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8907348     Medline TA:  J Chemother     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Microbiology, United Medical and Dental School, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Microbial Sensitivity Tests / methods*,  standards*

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