Assessing the concentration of a drug, chemical or other substance required to inhibit microbial growth or to kill a microbe.
Through bodies such as the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), internationally agreed standards have been developed to guide rigorous assessment of antimicrobial susceptibility.
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (EUCAST)
Instruction videos from EUCAST
About CLSI’s Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST)
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: A Review of General Principles and Contemporary Practices (Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2009)
REVIVE webinar: ‘Susceptibility testing in antibacterial drug R&D’ by Dee Shortridge & Rafael Cantón (GARDP, 2023)