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Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing In

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Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing, Skills in Microbiology
Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing, Skills in Microbiology

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Dr.T.V.Rao MD
Dr.T.V.Rao MD 1
Uses of Antibiotic SensitivityTesting 
Antibiotic sensitivity test:
A laboratorytest which determines how effectiveantibiotic therapy is against a bacterialinfections.
Antibiotic sensitivity testing will controlthe use of
in clinical practice
Testing will assist the clinicians in thechoice of drugs for the treatment ofinfections.
Dr.T.V.Rao MD 2
The goal of antimicrobial susceptibility testing is to
predict the
in vivo
success or failure of antibiotictherapy. Tests are performed
in vitro
, and measurethe growth response of an isolated organism to aparticular drug or drugs. The tests are performed
under standardized conditions so that the results are
reproducible. The test results should be used toguide antibiotic choice. The results of antimicrobialsusceptibility testing should be combined withclinical information and experience when selectingthe most appropriate antibiotic for our patients.
Dr.T.V.Rao MD 3
What is the goal of AntibioticSensitivity testing?

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