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Afb Mtb - Moxifloxacin Disk Diffusion Infected Tissue


Afb Mtb - Moxifloxacin Disk Diffusion Infected Tissue

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What is this test?

Moxifloxacin 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 endocarditis. Moxifloxacin increases the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture, and is not recommended for children under the age of 18. A specific concentration of organism from a culture isolate is applied to an agar plate. Discs of absorbent material to which specific concentrations of antibiotic have been added are placed on the agar. The agar plate is incubated to allow the isolate to grow on the plate in the presence of the antibiotic. If the organism grows to the edge of the impregnated disc, the organism is resistant to that antibiotic. If an area surrounds the disc where growth of the organism has be inhibited, the organism may be susceptible to the antibiotic on the disc. The length of area of inhibition can be measured and compared to standards to determine if the organism is susceptible, intermediate, or resistant to the antibiotic.

Also known as Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Moxifloxacin Disk Diffusion Infected Tissue, AFB Sensitivity - Moxifloxacin Disk Diffusion Infected Tissue.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Afb Mtb - Moxifloxacin Disk Diffusion Infected Tissue. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Afb Mtb - Moxifloxacin Disk Diffusion Infected Tissue. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

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