The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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Keywords: Minimum inhibitory concentration susceptibility, Minimum inhibitory concentration bacterial isolate, MIC
Laboratory bacterial isolate.
Antibiotic susceptibility to a range of concentrations of an antibiotic by broth dilution, including microbroth dilution in commercial systems.
Susceptibility testing of streptococcal or enterococcal isolates causing endocarditis;
testing of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae, especially in the context of Meningitis;
testing of isolates for which interpretation criteria have not been published for routine test methods (eg, for certain antibiotics and Helicobacter pylori).
The MIC of a particular antibiotic is reported in mg/L.
The MIC is the lowest concentration of antibiotic which inhibits the growth of the bacterium.
In patients with endocarditis the test helps to determine whether a second antibiotic should be added (eg, for a MIC of penicillin for Streptococcus mutans of >0.1 mg/L, the addition of gentamicin to penicillin therapy is indicated).
Peterson LR et al. Clin Microbiol Newslett. 2000; 22: 153-157.
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