Is rapid antibacterial susceptibility testing medium reliable for routine laboratory practices?


Yagmur G., Ercal B. D. , Mengeloglu Z., Sariguzel F. , Berk E., Saglam D.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.31, no.2, pp.351-354, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12669/pjms.312.6683
  • Title of Journal : PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-354
  • Keywords: Antibacterial susceptibility, Disk diffusion, Quicolor agar, STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS, IDENTIFICATION, SYSTEM, QUICOLOR, IMPACT

Abstract

Objective: Early detection of antibiotic susceptibility profile of the isolates has critical importance in terms of immediate beginning of the appropriate treatment and increasing of treatment success, such as meningitis, bacteriemia and sepsis. In the present study, it was aimed to compare the antibiotic susceptibility results of Quicolor (Salubris Inc., Massachusetts, USA) and standard disk diffusion method.