European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) Technical Notes on antimicrobial susceptibility testing

G Kahlmeter, DFJ Brown, FW Goldstein, AP MacGowan, JW Mouton, Inga Odenholt, A Rodloff, CJ Soussy, M Steinbakk, F Soriano, O Stetsiouk

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    Abstract

    The main objectives of the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) are to harmonise breakpoints for antimicrobial agents in Europe, and to act as the breakpoint committee for the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) during the registration of new antimicrobial agents. Detailed EUCAST procedures for harmonising and setting breakpoints for antimicrobial agents are available on the EUCAST website. Beginning with the current issue, a series of EUCAST Technical Notes will be published in CMI, based on the rationale documents produced by EUCAST for each of the antimicrobial agents studied, with the aim of highlighting important background information underlying decisions on breakpoints made by EUCAST.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)501-503
    JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
    Volume12
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Subject classification (UKÄ)

    • Microbiology in the medical area

    Keywords

    • MICs
    • EUCAST
    • EMEA
    • antimicrobial agents
    • breakpoints
    • susceptibility
    • tests

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