Reproducibility of control strains for antibiotic susceptibility testing.

Inter- and intralaboratory reproducibility of susceptibility testing requires stable control strains. The Food and Drug Administration diffusion procedure recommends the Seattle strains of Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 25923) and Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922) for this purpose. It was of interest to determine the present reproducibility of control cultures… CONTINUE READING