Patent Number: 7,465,559

Title: Method for calibrating antibiotic disk diffusion testing of microorganisms

Abstract: A method for calibrating antimicrobic susceptibility testings of microorganisms comprises the steps of creating a histogram with a high response side and a low response side of isolates from a microbial species, which may contain resistant strains against an antimicrobial agent, calculating from the high response side of the histogram at least one statistical parameter, and defining a limit for susceptibility interpretation and comparative analysis of antimicrobic resistance, which is based on the statistical parameter. This limit separates susceptible strains from resistant strains against an antimicrobial agent.

Inventors: Kronvall; Goran (Taby, SE)

Assignee: Bioscand AB

International Classification: C12Q 1/18 (20060101); G01N 33/48 (20060101); G01N 33/50 (20060101); G06F 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-12-16 0:00:00