Laboratory Tests to Monitor Antimicrobial Therapy

The microbiology laboratory can help to monitor the effectiveness of antimicrobial therapy in two ways:

1. By determining the inhibitory activities of antimicrobial agent on the isolated pathogens.

2. Bye the assessment of patient respond to the antimicrobial therapy.

i. Quantitation of the level of the antimicrobial agent in the body fluid especially serum.

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ii. Determination of serum bactericidal activity.

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