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The test antibiotic immediately begins to diffuse outward from the disks, creating a gradient of antibiotic concentration in the agar such that the highest concentration is found close to the disk with decreasing concentrations further away from the disk. Zone sizes are measured from the edge of the disk to the end of the clear zone. Need Help? Modeling approach to diameter breakpoint determination. To interpret the results, the intersection of the elliptical zone with the gradient on the drug-containing strip indicates the MIC. Some laboratories use templates of the break points which can be used for comparison. Report of an international collaborative study. BSAC disc diffusion method for antimicrobial susceptibility testing, version 4, January
Their analysis was also based on the use of a single MIC breakpoint defining susceptibility and resistance only on the basis of MICs, an infrequent situation for most susceptibility testing methods. Determination of minimum inhibitory concentrations MICs of antibacterial agents by agar dilution. Abstract Clinical microbiology laboratories need to communicate results of antibacterial susceptibility testing to prescribers. However, this is unlikely to happen for a range of reasons, including point ii above and the fact that the only studies with sufficient recruitment are those conducted on new, potent antibacterial agents for regulatory registration purposes. Baxter, P. Fowler, A. Yu, V. Microdilution—special requirements for testing strictly anaerobic bacteria. Hare, C.