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Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

ISSN: 2472-1212

Open Access

Minimum Inhibitory Concentration

Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) is one type of Antibiotic Sensitivity Test. Minimum inhibitory concentration is the lowest concentration of an antimicrobial that will inhibit the visible growth of a microorganism after incubation.

Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) are defined as the lowest concentration of an antimicrobial that will inhibit the visible growth of a microorganism after overnight incubation, and minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBCs) as the lowest concentration of antimicrobial that will prevent the growth of an organism after subculture on to antibiotic-free media. MICs are used by diagnostic laboratories mainly to confirm resistance, but most often as a research tool to determine the in vitro activity of new antimicrobial. The method gives information on the storage of standard antibiotic powder, preparation of stock antibiotic solutions, media, preparation of inocula, incubation conditions, and reading and interpretation of results.

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Archives of Clinical Microbiology, Cellular Microbiology, Open Microbiology Journal, Molecular Microbiology, Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology.

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