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Reference minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)

Antibiotic Reference Laboratory

Determination of the MIC by the agar or broth microdilution method. 


Health Science

Lab name

Antibiotic Reference Laboratory

Lab location

Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua

Test name

Reference minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)


Aerobic or facultative bacteria

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Routine turnaround time

10 working days for reference specimens

Sample 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 EUCAST interpretive standards.

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