Etest®

 
 
 

Etest® Uses

Etest, Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations Testing, Antibiotic Susceptibility Tests, Testing
 
For clinical laboratories:
  • Provides Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MICs) for slow-growing and fastidious organisms that have unique growth requirements and cannot be testing by automated methods
  • Antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) and resistance mechanism detection
  • Testing robust aerobes, anaerobes, pneumococci, menigococci and fastidious organisms such as the HACEK group, Bordatella and Francisella
  • Detect phenotypic resistance
 
For clinicians and administrators:
  • Provides Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MICs) for slow-growing and fastidious organisms that have unique growth requirements and cannot be testing by automated methods
  • Antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) and resistance mechanism detection
  • Improve antibiotic stewardship
  • Reduce possibility of adverse drug events due to unnecessary therapy
  • Validate susceptibility results and minimize the possibility of erroneous results due to laboratory error
  • Guide antibiotic selection and dosing
  • Improve patient outcome and lower healthcare-associated expenses
  • Decrease hospital length of stay and associated costs of prolonged hospitalization
 
For Veterinary Labs:
  • Manual antibiotic susceptibility testing
 
 

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