Susceptibility testing methods, resistance and breakpoints: what do these terms really mean?

@article{Silley2012SusceptibilityTM,
  title={Susceptibility testing methods, resistance and breakpoints: what do these terms really mean?},
  author={Peter Silley},
  journal={Revue scientifique et technique},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          33-41
        }
}
The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing can be considered the major international contributors to antimicrobial susceptibility testing. In this review, the author considers the differences between the respective organisations, examines the terminology used in antimicrobial susceptibility testing and argues for an urgent need to harmonise these definitions. While this may seem somewhat surprising, the terminology used to… CONTINUE READING

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