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Sensitivity and identification tests 

Sensitivity and identification tests
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Sensitivity and identification tests
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Sebastian G. B. Amyes

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199581368.003.0004
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date: 28 March 2020

Sensitivity tests on live bacteria versus tests performed using just the bacterial DNA.

Determination of the ‘gold-standard’ for bacterial sensitivity, the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and recent introduction of the ?test.

Bacterial breakpoints and how should they be set.

The introduction of automated tests.

The importance of National and International Guidelines.

Why it is crucial to distinguish between surveillance and epidemiology and why surveillance usually over-estimates the proportion of resistant bacteria in the population.

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