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:
|Mueller Hinton E (MHE) – E for Etest® & EUCAST®||Ref.413822 MHE||20 plates|
|Ref.413824 MHE||100 plates|
|Ref.413823 MHE||20 plates|
|Ref.413825 MHE||20 plates|
|Mueller Hinton + 5% Horse Blood + 20mg/l β-NAD* (MHF)||Ref. 43901||20 plates|
|Ref. 43919||100 plates|
|Ref. 43904||20 plates|
|120 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||20 plates|
|RPMI||Ref. AEB 122180||10 plates 90 mm|
|Ref. AEB 122181||10 plates 140 mm|
|BHI agar||Ref. AEB 520410||20 plates|
|Brucella Blood agar||Ref. 411618||20 plates|