Chapter 74 : Susceptibility Test Methods: Fastidious Bacteria*

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This chapter summarizes key considerations for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of fastidious and infrequently isolated bacteria. Up-to-date data on the global incidence of resistance, as documented by international, national, and local surveillance studies for these organisms, are presented. Important resistance mechanisms are discussed for many organisms, including spp., , , and . This chapter also describes standard methods for testing the infrequently isolated or fastidious bacteria included in the CLSI M100 standard and M45 guideline.

Citation: Humphries R, Hindler J. 2015. Susceptibility Test Methods: Fastidious Bacteria*, p 1314-1341. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch74
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Disk diffusion and MIC testing conditions and recommended QC strains for selected fastidious bacteria

Citation: Humphries R, Hindler J. 2015. Susceptibility Test Methods: Fastidious Bacteria*, p 1314-1341. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch74
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Broth microdilution MIC testing conditions, recommended QC strains, and drugs recommended for testing potential agents of bioterrorism

Citation: Humphries R, Hindler J. 2015. Susceptibility Test Methods: Fastidious Bacteria*, p 1314-1341. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch74
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Disk diffusion and MIC testing conditions, recommended QC strains, and agents to consider for primary testing for infrequently isolated or less common fastidious bacteria

Citation: Humphries R, Hindler J. 2015. Susceptibility Test Methods: Fastidious Bacteria*, p 1314-1341. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch74

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