Tag Archives: antimicrobial susceptibility testing

AST, MIC, Clinical Breakpoints, ECOFFs and AST QC

Please remember to revise this page for the detailed explanations about AST, MICs, Breakpoints, ECOFFs etc.  A summary of relevant concepts is here – Antimicrobial susceptibility testing practical approaches to quality control Nov 2016. Some questions that arose in today’s tutorial-  1. … Continue reading

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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

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Preparing accurate cumulative antibiograms – some pointers – part 1

Preparation of cumulative antibiograms that describe local bacterial susceptibility patterns is an essential requirement for sensible empirical antibiotic prescribing and guideline development. Over coming weeks, I will share learnings from Australia where all hospitals are compiling antibiograms that are in accord … Continue reading

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