Established Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Methods with a New Twist — Points to Consider and a Glimpse of the Future

  • Lori R. Walsh
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 349)


Antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods (ASTM) have been in use since 1929 to estimate the effects of antimicrobial agents on microorganisms. Routine results are obtained by placing the antibiotics and organisms together in a medium which will support growth utilizing one of the basic methods: agar diffusion, agar dilution, or broth dilution.


Antimicrobial Susceptibility Agar Dilution Method Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Electronic Caliper Epidemiology Report 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lori R. Walsh
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  1. 1.Abington Memorial HospitalAbingtonUSA

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