Current Issues in Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

  • James A. Poupard
  • Lori R. Walsh
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 349)


This section is based on a point-counterpoint session designed to help in defining the relevant issues facing the microbiologist today, with particular reference to the automated test systems. These issues are a compilation of a large number of issues that were raised during the symposium and the point-counterpoint session. In the point-counterpoint session, certain issues were raised to encourage discussions of different views on both sides of the point under discussion. Seminar attendees were encouraged to respond and to express their feeling on the subjects in writing. The authors have attempted to condense these discussions and written comments into the six general subjects that follow. It should be noted that there was considerable editing to condense the material into this form.


Automate System Disk Diffusion Method Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Instrument Manufacturer Rapid System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. Poupard
    • 1
  • Lori R. Walsh
    • 2
  1. 1.SmithKline BeechamKing of PrussiaUSA
  2. 2.Abington Memorial HospitalAbingtonUSA

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