ABST

Test/Profile Name

ABST

Test/Profile Code

P000125

Clinical Usefullness

The test determines the susceptibility of a microbial species against different antibiotic agents.


Synonyms (Also knowns as)

Antibiotic Susceptibility Test

ABST


Specimen Type and Minimal Volume

-

Forms

Required

Test Method

Manual

Reference Range

Negative/positive


Include Test

N/A

Reporting Time (Turn Around Time; TAT)

3 Days

Clinical Information

Antibiotic sensitivity or antibiotic susceptibility is the susceptibility of bacteria to antibiotics. Because susceptibility can vary even within a species (with some strains being more resistant than others), antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) is usually carried out to determine which antibiotic will be most successful in treating a bacterial infection in vivo.