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Minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC)

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Antibiotic Reference Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name Minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC)
Organisms Isolates from serious infections that require bactericidal action for optimal treatment efficacy
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required yes
Routine turnaround time 6 working days for reference specimens
Culture requirements Pure culture
Media requirements A slope of any medium that supports the growth of the organism
Pre-transport requirements Ambient temperature
Transport requirements Ambient temperature
Unacceptable sample types Clinical specimens will not be accepted.
How results reported MBC (mg/L)
Referral link Form

Details

Determination of the MBC by the broth microdilution method accordingly to CLSI methodology.

The test is only appropriate for serious infections that require bactericidal action for optimal treatment efficacy.