volume 18, issue 3, P401-434 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2004.04.001
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Maria Joyce, Christopher W Woods

Abstract: This article familiarizes the clinician with the principles of bacterial susceptibility testing and reporting to facilitate communication with the clinical microbiology laboratory. The emergence of resistance in nearly all commonly isolated bacterial organisms has highlighted the need for ongoing dialogue between the laboratory and those who use its services.