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Testing Methods

General Principles Sample Collection

  • Collecting the specimens from the infected parts
  • Sample collection at the appropriate time points depending on the type of infections (usually within 1 week from symptom manifestation)
  • Collecting a sufficient amount of samples
  • Using a proper collection tool depending on the sample type: sampling tools, wet swabs, and transport media.
  • Sample collection before the administration of antimicrobials

Culture and identification of samples

Culture and identification of samples

Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing

  • Disk Diffusion Method
  • Etest
  • Broth Microdilution Method

Quality Management

  • Quality control is the most basic method of ensuring that an experiment has been conducted correctly.
  • Quality control is necessary in all experiments (antimicrobial susceptibility test and PCR).
  • Any changes in the process requires quality control (changes in reagent company and lot number).
  • Different quality control results from the expectation needs immediate reporting.
    ※ All quality control results are recorded and stored for at least 2 years.

Strain Storage

Institution in Charge of Preservation Type of Preservation
Research institutions (including the institutions conducting detailed assignments) 1 skim milk
Managing department at KCDC (Department of Antimicrobial Resistance) 1 skim milk
1 Microbank