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Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Cycloserine Broth Dilution

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Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Cycloserine Broth Dilution

Also known as Afb Mtb - Cycloserine Broth Dilution Blood
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What is this test?

MICs of isoniazid, rifampin, ethionamide, streptomycin, amikacin, kanamycin, and capreomycin were determined for Mycobacterium avium complex strains by two methods: broth dilution in 71112 medium radiometrically and agar dilution on 7H10 agar plates. The broth-determined MICs of all drugs with the exception of isoniazid were two to eight times lower than the agar-determined MICs for most of the tested M. avium strains, which is probably due to the higher absorption and degradation of the drugs in solid media. The MICs, especially those determined in broth, are suggested as quantitative measurements of the degree of susceptibility of M. avium complex strains. For a certain percentage of the M. avium strains the brothdetermined MICs were within the limits of MICs found for wild susceptible Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains. These M. avium strains were classified as presumably susceptible. In contrast to M. tuberculosis, the MICs for M. avium strains had a wide range. When the MICs for M. avium strains were only one dilution higher than those for M. tuberculosis, they were tentatively classified as moderately susceptible. The designation moderately resistant or resistant, respectively, is suggested for those M. avium strains for which the MICs were at or above the concentrations achievable in blood. The quantitation of the degree of susceptibility by the MICs and the tentative interpretation of the MICs are suggested for future use in clinical trials as a means of evaluating the patients' responses to chemotherapy compared with the degree of susceptibility of the initial strain isolated before treatment.

Also known as Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Cycloserine Broth Dilution Blood, AFB Sensitivity - Cycloserine Broth Dilution Blood, AFB MTb - Cycloserine Broth Dilution, AFB Sensitivity - Cycloserine Broth Dilution.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Cycloserine Broth Dilution. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Cycloserine Broth Dilution. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsA result where the drug is sensitive indicates that the patient responds to this antibiotic
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