Microbiologics have a comprehensive range of organisms for the control of antibiotic susceptibility testing and antibiotic resistance phenotyping. The Kwik-Stik format presents lyophilized microorganisms organism, an ampoule of hydrating fluid and inoculating swab in a single user-friendly unit with no hazardous packaging such as glass ampoules. Traceable to reference cultures and with online Certificate of Analysis to provide detailed strain information Kwik-Stik is supplied ready to use.
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Control Strains
Microbiologics Kwik-Stiks offer strains recommended as controls in antimicrobial susceptibility testing to monitor test performance and quality of the materials used. The strains listed are specifically recommended by the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST), for both the routine testing and the extended quality control for detection of resistance mechanisms with disk diffusion.
Antimicrobial Resistance Controls
The Microbiologics portfolio includes many organisms useful for the QC of AMR identification. The following table includes strains mentioned in the following; Guidelines for detection of resistance mechanisms and specific resistances of clinical importance. Eucast version 2.0, 2017. PHE UK SMI, Detection of Enterobacteriaceae producing extended spectrum β-lactamases. B59, issue 4.1, 2016. PHE UK SMI, Detection of bacteria with carbapenem-hydrolysing β-lactamases (carbapenemases) . B60, issue 2.1, 2016.