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Evaluation of CLSI Agar Dilution Method and Trek Sensititre Broth Microdilution Panel for Determining Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae▿

By Sean X. Zhang, Prasad Rawte, Shirley Brown, Steven Lo, Heather Siebert, Sylvia Pong-Porter, Donald E. Low and Frances B. Jamieson


Both the CLSI agar dilution method and Trek Sensititre broth microdilution panel for Streptococcus pneumoniae antimicrobial susceptibility testing were evaluated against the reference CLSI broth microdilution method using the most recently published CLSI breakpoints. While agar dilution was not an optimal method, the commercial panel appeared to be an acceptable method, with minor errors encountered for ceftriaxone, penicillin, and meropenem

Topics: Bacteriology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
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