E-Test-Introduction, Principle, Test Requirements, Procedure, Result-Interpretation, Application, and Keynotes

Placing Vancomycin E-Test Strip for Staphylococcus aureus

Introduction The E-Test, short for “Epsilometer Test,” is a diagnostic tool used in clinical microbiology and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. It is a method for determining the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of antibiotics or antimicrobial agents against a particular bacterial or fungal pathogen. The E-Test is …

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Sputum Culture and Sensitivity: Introduction, Report, Clinical Significance, Common Pathogens, and Keynotes

A step of sample inoculation on blood agar for Sputum Culture and Sensitivity

Introduction Sputum culture and sensitivity is a medical laboratory test used to identify and determine the susceptibility of bacteria or other microorganisms present in a patient’s sputum, a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed up from the respiratory tract. This diagnostic test is crucial in …

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E (Epsilometer) Test-Introduction, Principle, Purpose, Procedure, Result-Interpretation, Advantages, and Disadvantages

Polymyxin B and Colistin E- Test for Acinetobacter

Introduction The E-test, also known as the Epsilometer test, is a laboratory technique used to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility of microorganisms, particularly bacteria. It is a quantitative method that provides information about the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of an antimicrobial agent against a specific organism. …

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