An important task of the clinical microbiology laboratory is the
performance of antimicrobial susceptibility testing of significant bacterial isolates. The goals of susceptibility testing are to detect possible drug resistance in common pathogens and to verify that the pathogen being tested is susceptible to the drug of choice. Review the following links for the current status on susceptibility testing in clinical microbiology then address the questions below in your initial post.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both automated and non-automated susceptibility tests. Discuss which method you feel is best for routine laboratory testing and why.