Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) is the measurement of the susceptibility of bacteria to antibiotics. It is used because bacteria may have resistance to some antibiotics. Considerable advances have been made in the AST which can be divided into two categories: phenotypic methods and genetic methods.
With the continuous progress of the world's biomedical industry and the gradual update of detection technology, genetic method or nucleic acid methods shines with its advantages such as accurate quantitative analysis and short operating procedures comparing the qualitative ADD method and the semiquantitative MIC method.
Figure 1. Schematic overview of genetic testing methods
Creative BioMart Microbe provides many kinds of genetic methods assay services to detect whether bacteria possess genes which confer antibiotic resistance (including but not limited to):
The genetic tests provided by Creative BioMart Microbe incorporate nucleic acid techniques similar to those used for organism identification but modified to detect known resistance genes or mutations, such as the imipenem, colistin, ciprofloxacin and the most classic gene, mecA, a gene for oxacillin resistance in S. Aureus, which is considered resistant to most beta-lactam drugs regardless of apparent susceptibility results. In addition, Creative BioMart Microbe also provides a variety of methods including electrophoresis, southern blotting, and other DNA sequencing analysis methods to demonstrate the presence of the genes.
Our ADD testing service, MIC testing service and genetic testing service about AST service can help clinical or non-clinical customers to test the antimicrobial susceptibility and effectiveness of various types of gram-bacteria and fungi.
The expert team of Creative BioMart Microbe has always been able to provide our customers with efficient and accurate AST testing services and has been a trusted partner of our customers.
If you are interested in our genetic testing service or AST testing services, please feel free to contact us. Creative BioMart Microbe looks forward to cooperating with you.