Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook

Section 9: Mycobacteriology and Antimycobacterial Susceptibility Testing

9.7 Susceptibility Testing by Liquid Media Methods

Last Updated:2023
9.7.1 BACTEC MGIT SIRE—Nonradiometric Susceptibility Testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex

The BACTEC MGIT SIRE kit is a nonradiometric antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) system for testing Mycobacterium tuberculosis from isolated culture. It provides susceptibility results for streptomycin (STR), isoniazid (INH), rifampin (RIF), and ...

9.7.2 BACTEC MGIT Pyrazinamide (PZA)—Nonradiometric Susceptibility Testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis

The BACTEC MGIT 960 PZA kit is a nonradiometric antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) system for testing Mycobacterium tuberculosis from isolated culture against pyrazinamide (PZA). The BACTEC MGIT 960 PZA medium contains…

9.7.3 VersaTREK—Indirect Susceptibility Testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis

The VersaTREK automated microbial detection system (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, MA) has been adapted for the performance of antimycobacterial susceptibility testing to the first‐line agents rifampin (RIF), isoniazid(INH)…

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Section Editor: Nancy L. Wengenack

Editors in Chief: Amy L. Leber and Carey-Ann D. Burnham

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