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Bauer-Kirby Method

Alternative eponyms

  • Kirby-Bauer technique
  • Bauer, Kirby, Sherris and Turck method

Synonyms

Kirby-Bauer technique

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Description

A standardized test for microbiologic susceptibility, determining the resistance of fast growing bacteria. It is performed by transferring a standardized pure culture of the organism of interest onto a sensitivity plate (Petri dish with Mueller-Hinton agar) and observing growth in the presence of discs containing antibiotics.

Bibliography

A. W. Bauer, W. M. M. Kirby, J. C. Sherris & M. Turck:
Antibiotic susceptibility testing by a standardized single disk method.
American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 1966, 45: 493-496.

Pat Forbis and Susan L. Bartolucci:
Stedman's Medical Eponyms.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1998.


 

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