Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC), 1 Drug
Determine minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) susceptibility of a given organism to an antimicrobial agent
Pure culture of bacteria to be tested
Agar slant in screw-cap container packed as an etiologic agent and a swab transport inoculated with the isolate from a pure culture. Maintain subculture at submitting laboratory.
Bacterium derived from cultured clinical sample. Send pure culture on maintenance media. Maintain subculture at submitting laboratory.
Maintain culture at room temperature.
Inappropriate specimen transport device; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label; specimen received after prolonged delay (usually more than 72 hours)