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Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing




  1. Explain how the Kirby-Bauer method relies on diffusion of antibiotics?
  2. Account for the confluent growth of the microorganism in the MHA plate impregnated with antibiotic disks.
  3. Why Mueller Hinton Agar is most preferred for Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing?
  4. Point out the factors that affect the sensitivity of antibiotic susceptibility testing?
  5. The antibiotic susceptibility testing result of Staphylococcus aureus showed absence of growth on the zones of penicillin, ampicillin, tetracycline, chloramphenicol disk. Interpret the result.

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