The rapid antimicrobial susceptibility test
(AST), uses novel optical technology to see inside bacteria cells and detect tiny movements indicating whether the cells are alive or not and could be antibiotic resistant.
Conventional drug susceptibility test
Genotype INH and All drugs Only RIF All drugs Total MTBDRplus RIF resistant sensitive sensitive assay resistant Wild type 3 4 0 5 12 INH 0 0 2 0 2 resistant, RIF sensitive RIF 0 0 0 0 0 resistant, INH sensitive INH and RIF 32 23 0 0 55 resistant (MDR) Total 35 27 2 5 69
Table 3: Summary of categorical MGIT PZA susceptibility test
results stratified by possible outcome and inoculation method.
 National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards, Approved Standard, Methods for dilution antimicrobial susceptibility test
for bacteria that grow aerobically.
Changing lifestyle, unhygienic conditions, and an increase in the number of infectious diseases are factors expected to drive the antimicrobial susceptibility test
market in the Asia Pacific at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2017 to 2025.
[ClickPress, Fri Oct 12 2018] Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test
Market -- Snapshot Antimicrobial susceptibility tests
are used to determine the specific antibiotics to be used in order to treat a particular infection caused by bacteria or fungus.
Accurate information of patients with blood stream infections can be obtained by performing antibiotic susceptibility test
and identification of bacteria (2).
Antifungal susceptibility test
was performed using disc dilution method accordance to CLSI standard.
Susceptibility testing of infectious agents and evaluation of performance of antimicrobial susceptibility test
devices--Part 2: Evaluation of performance of antimicrobial susceptibility test
Performance standards for antimicrobial disk susceptibility test
; approved standards-eighth edition.