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Chapter 5.18 : Evaluation and Verification of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Systems
A wide variety of antimicrobial susceptibility test (AST) systems are available to clinical microbiologists. This procedure provides guidance on evaluating and choosing a system or method appropriate for your laboratory. The primary focus should be on determination of the systems’ capabilities, assessment of costs and work flow, and examination of performance data. A procedure for analyzing results generated from evaluating a new system in comparison with those generated from a reference system is described.