Which organizations have defined criteria for susceptibility testing for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) organisms?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute recently updated their susceptibility criteria.

European Committee clinical breakpoints for susceptibility are available online from European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST). [11] Reduced breakpoints eliminate the need for phenotypic modified Hodge test.


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