Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST)- Types and Limitations

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST)

In the treatment and control of infectious diseases, especially when caused by pathogens that are often drug resistant, susceptibility (sensitivity) testing is used to select effective antimicrobial drugs. Susceptibility testing is not usually indicated when the susceptibility reactions of a pathogen can be predicted, for example: – Proteus species are generally resistant to nitrofurantoin and tetracyclines, … Read moreAntimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST)- Types and Limitations