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Presented by Andrea
Prinzi PhD, MPH, SM(ASCP)
This session will review core concepts of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) in the microbiology lab including methods of testing, how interpretive criteria are (breakpoints) are determined and updated, and how AST plays a role in public health.
At the end of this session, the attendee will be able to:
- Describe at least two different types of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) performed in the microbiology lab
- Explain the process for AST breakpoint determination and updates
- Summarize the role AST plays in public health and antimicrobial resistance prevention and control
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.