Sensitivity analysisAntibiotic sensitivity testing; Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
Sensitivity analysis determines the effectiveness of antibiotics against microorganisms (germs) such as bacteria that have been isolated from cultures.
Sensitivity analysis may be done along with:
- Blood culture
- Clean catch urine culture or catheterized specimen urine culture
- Sputum culture
- Culture from endocervix (female genital tract)
- Throat culture
- Wound and other cultures
Charnot-Katsikas A, Beavis KG. In vitro testing of antimicrobial agents. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 23rd ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2017:chap 59.