13 October, 2010

Minimum Inhibitory Concentration( MIC test)

MIC test:Tube method
MIC test: Micro titer method

MIC(Minimum inhibitory concentration) is the lowest concentration(μg/ml) of an
antibiotics that inhibit the growth of a bacteria.

A bacteria are culturing in wells or tubes, while an serial dilution of an antibiotics are
adding each tubes or wells for overnight. Cloudy tubes or wells indicate the growth
of bacteria. Clear wells or tubes indicate the inhibition of a Bactria's growth.

Any Questions: write to
Keiji Hagiwara, MD
Kami-Ube Pediatric Clinic,
e-mail: keijihagiwara@gmail.com