Minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC)
|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|
|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)|
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.