Range in μg: 16 - 0,25 mg/l
Newly developed line of antibiotic susceptibility testing kits MIKROLATEST MIC® Single Strips offers precise and quantitative determination of minimum inhibitory concentration of antimicrobial agents (antibiotics) which inhibits visible growth of bacteria. This microdilution method is based on rehydration of antibiotics by suspension media in individual wells.
Principle of the method: This method allows quantitative determination of minimum inhibitory concentration of antibiotics in preselected panels. Testing is based on broth microdilution method that measures quantitatively in vitro activity of an antimicrobial agent against a bacterial isolate. The minimal inhibitory concetration (MIC) is determined from twofold dilution series (7 concentrations) as the lowest concentration of an antimicrobial agent that prevents visible growth of a microorganism. Determination of MIC enables interpretation into three categories: sensitive, intermediate or resistant according to the relevant interpretationsystem.
These categories are characterised as follows:
- Microorganism is defined as susceptible by a level of antimicrobial activity associated with a high probability of therapeutic success.
- Microorganism is defined as intermediate by a level of antimicrobial activity associated with uncertain therapeutic effect.
- Microorganism is defined as resistant by a level of antimicrobial activity associated with a high probability of therapeutic failure. In each test system there is a growth control.
Advantages of MIKROLATEST® MIC Single Strips:
- Quantitative evaluation of susceptibility / resistance to individual antibiotics based on microdilution method
- Strip format
- Choice from 21 different antibiotics
- Scale of 7 concentrations for each antibiotic plus growth control
- Robust water-free format for easy transportation
- Extended shelflife
- Evaluation using CLSI or EUCAST criteria
- Visual or automated evaluation including sophisticated expert system