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    How to determine if bacteria is sensitive to an antibiotic?

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    Antibiotic sensitivity is the microbial susceptibility of microorganisms such as bacteria to antibiotics.

    Some organisms are quite resistant to antibiotics, thus, the need to perform sensitivity studies such as the one you see here. Without laboratory tests, the physician would be guessing at which antibiotic to use. Only medical laboratory technologists are licensed to perform and interpret such tests.

    The effectiveness of individual antibiotics varies with the location of the infection, the ability of the antibiotic to reach the site of infection, and the ability of the bacteria to resist or inactivate the ...

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    This solution provides information on antibiotic sensitivity and methods to determine sensitivity of bacteria. It also discusses why we need to study the sensitivity of bacteria.