Antibiotic Resistance


When testing antibiotic resistance, you need to do the following:

To do interpretation, the measurements are compared to a table that tells whether the bacteria is resistant, intermediate, or sensitive to that particular antibiotic. A more in detailed description of the process and the table can be found in Microbiology Applications. Antibiotic resistance is when the bacteria grow "immunities" to the antibiotic for various reasons, enabling them to withstand the antibiotics and live through the treatment. Using the table, the bacteria can be described as resistant, intermediate which means it only partially reacts to the antibiotic, or sensitive to the antibiotic.



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