Methods for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Human Mycoplasmas; Approved Guideline
|Publication Date:||1 October 2011|
This document contains standardized protocols for broth microdilution and agar dilution in vitro susceptibility testing for isolates of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasma hominis, and Ureaplasma spp. It describes the optimum media formulations for use in broth microdilution and agar dilution assays for each species; provides minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) quality control (QC) reference ranges for ATCC®a type strains; and offers recommendations for selection of antimicrobials for routine testing and MIC interpretive criteria for a limited number of drugs.
This guideline is intended for use by hospital clinical laboratories; reference microbiology laboratories; and government, industry, and academic research organizations that perform diagnostic testing and/or conduct research in mycoplasmal diseases that affect humans.