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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

Slide 23

June 2012

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of anaerobic bacteria can be utilized for individual patient care on isolates from blood, the brain, bone and joints, when there is critical or long-term treatment considerations or when there is an unpredictable antimicrobial susceptibility pattern anticipated for the isolated organism.  It can also be employed when there has been a treatment failure.  Another option for performing susceptibility testing is to establish a hospital antibiogram by testing annually batches of organisms and posting of the results to serve as a guide for local physicians and pharmacists.

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

 


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