Reference minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Antibiotic Reference Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name Reference minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)
Organisms Aerobic or facultative bacteria
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required yes
Routine turnaround time 10 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 MIC (mg/L) and interpretation according to CLSI interpretive standards
Referral link Form


Determination of the MIC by the agar or broth microdilution method according to CLSI methodology.