||To determine the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of an organism isolated from a clinical
specimen (in Experiment 23.2)
||Nutrient agar plates (Mueller-Hinton if available)
Blood agar plate with pure culture of isolate
Tube of nutrient broth (5.0 ml)
McFarland No. 0.5 turbidity standard
- Using a sterile swab, take some of the growth of a pure culture you isolated from the clinical specimen in Experiment
23.2, and emulsify it in 5.0 ml of nutrient broth until the turbidity is equivalent to the McFarland 0.5 standard. Discard
- Take another sterile swab, dip it in the broth suspension, drain off excess fluid against the inner wall of the tube.
- Inoculate an agar plate as described in Experiment 15.1.
- Follow procedures 4 through 7 of Experiment 15.1.
- Incubate the agar plate at 35°C for 24 hours.
- Examine plates and record results for each antimicrobial disk as S (susceptible), I (intermediate), or R (resistant).
- Prepare a report for the “physician.”