Category Archives: Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
Quality microbiological diagnostics and antimicrobial susceptibility testing explained
Our recent ‘Lessons from the Field’ paper is now (freely) available via the Western Pacific Surveillance and Response journal It is focused on implementation of quality testing in Pacific Island nations. Clinicians and others may be interested in the answers … Continue reading
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing – video masterclasses – Fiona Courtney
Consumables for AST – Set up of AST – Reading of the AST result – Thank you Fiona for these excellent explanations!
How to read the cumulative antibiogram and its usefulness
Here are example antibiograms for Hunter New England (NSW). These are constructed by assessing the % susceptible for specific bugs and drugs, taking only the first isolate of a species per person per annum. Where is it possible extrapolate susceptibility … Continue reading
Extrapolating key antibiotic susceptibilities for Staphylococcus aureus
Originally posted on AIMED – Let's talk about antibiotics:
Indicator antibiotic tested Result Extrapolates to Also susceptible (but not first line) Betalactamase production and/or penicillin susceptibility ? Susceptible ? ? benzylpenicillin ampicillin/ amox dicloxacillin flucloxacillin cephalexin cefazolin Later generation…
How well is your lab performing antimicrobial susceptibility testing?
Production of reliable AST results is critical for clinicians and their patients. AST results enable correct antibiotic therapy to be directed against the specific pathogen(s). Please review this brief presentations from our bacteriology scientist Fiona Oehme. EUCAST AST Quality Control F Courtney 2016 … Continue reading
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) – EUCAST, CLSI, ECOFFs and Clinical Breakpoint determination
EUCAST is increasingly becoming the dominant international standard for various reasons and its procedures and documentation, including breakpoint tables are available online for free. For a recent overview of EUCAST, see this Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2014 lecture (free access). … Continue reading