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Introductory Comments

  • J. C. Sherris
Part of the Chemotherapy book series (CT, volume 2)

Summary

Improvements in susceptibility testing require better definition of reagents, test conditions, control strain maintenance and qualitative interpretative criteria. Quality control and external proficiency testing are keys to better performance at the operating level and will be discussed in the symposium. Developments in mechanization and automation are accelerating, and procedures designed to give results on the same day the test is set up are being developed. The need for agreed reference standards is again pointed up by these developments.

Keywords

Control Strain Proficiency Testing ATCC Strain Phage Type Interpretative Criterion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Sherris
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  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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