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The growing resistance of many pathogenic organisms to antimicrobials is considered one of today’s most serious animal and human healthcare issues worldwide. Beyond identifying the infectious organism causing an illness, Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) and resistance detection is needed to predict how pathogens will respond to particular antimicrobials. This enables initiation of the most appropriate therapies as well as adapted measures to control the spread of infection and to increase productivity inside farm. Additionally, labs are called upon to identify trends in resistance and emerging resistance patterns among clinically relevant organisms. This will help us improve our understanding and ability to fight resistance including through antimicrobial stewardship, infection control policies and prevention measures.
bioMérieux offers a range of high-quality, standardized media for antimicrobial susceptibility testing. The line has been developed in accordance with EUCAST® (European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing) and CLSI® (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Inc.) guidelines, ensuring that each medium provides the ideal environment to predict in vitro how the particular organism behaves in vivo. The media enable growth of pathogenic organisms while guaranteeing minimum interference from the constituents of the formula in the antimicrobial susceptibility test results. The line is compatible with disk diffusion testing, or, for greater performance, with bioMérieux’s ETEST® strips.
Mueller Hinton E agar enables the growth of non-fastidious bacteria (enterobacteria, non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli, staphylococci and enterococci) found in human pathology.
Mueller Hinton + 5% Horse Blood + 20 mg/l β-NAD (MHF) enables the growth of fastidious bacteria (pneumococci, other streptococci, Haemophilus, Moraxella) found in human pathology.
* β-Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide
Mueller Hinton 2 agar + 5% sheep blood (MHS) is a medium for testing susceptibility of pneumococci and other streptococci to antibiotics and sulfonamides, for strains requiring blood for their growth.
bioMérieux media for AST is validated for use with ETEST® strips. These cost-effective, easy-to-use reagent strips are well-recognized for their performance in determining on-scale Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of antimicrobials. ETEST® strips offer more precise AST testing than what is typically possible with automated AST systems, such as VITEK® 2, or with disk diffusion. Thanks to this extended performance, they enable:
A validated Certificate of Compatibility, available in the Technical Library, clearly shows the product compatibility and makes it easy to ensure your accreditation requirements.
Mueller Hinton E (MHE) – E for ETEST® & EUCAST®
Mueller Hinton + 5% Horse Blood + 20mg/l β-NAD* (MHF)
20 plates120 x 120 mm
Mueller Hinton cloxacillin
Ref. AEB 120291
10 plates 120 x 120 mm
Ref. AEB 120290
10 plates 90 mm
Mueller Hinton Hypersalted
Ref. AEB 521800 E
Ref. AEB 122180
Ref. AEB 122181
10 plates 140 mm
Ref. AEB 520410
Brucella Blood agar
Performance validated with ETEST®
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