Levofloxacin is a bacteriacidal fluoroquinolone antibiotic that is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative organisms as well as other infectious agents, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is used to treat a broad range of infections, including pneumonia, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, and urinary tract infections. Levofloxacin increases the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture, and is not recommended for children under the age of 18. Identical concentrations of an organism isolate is inoculated 1) into a series of increasing dilutions of antibiotic in culture broths or 2) on increasing dilutions of antibiotic incorporated into agar plates, and allowed to incubate overnight. The concentration of the lowest dilution of antibiotic where no growth of the organism being tested is visible is the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the drug. The MIC is typically reported as ug/mL or mg/L.
No special preparation is needed for Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Levofloxacin Broth Dilution Infected Tissue. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Levofloxacin Broth Dilution Infected Tissue. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||A result where the drug is sensitive indicates that the patient responds to this antibiotic|