Sensitivity testing

Antibiogram (aerobes)

Method: microdilution technique (CLSI standard)

Parameter:

We use species specifc standard programs for

- small animals   

- rabbits and rodents 

- birds   

- reptiles and amphibians   

- large animals   

- cattle / mastitis  

- fishes

Duration: 2 - 3 days

Notation: An Antibiogram is invoiced as a fixed price per bacteriological culture, even if several antibiograms need to be performed.

 

 

Antibiogram (anaerobes)

Method: microdilution technique (CLSI standard)

Parameter: Only antibiotics with potential efficacy against anaerobes are tested.

Duration: 5 – 7 days after identification of the  germ

Antibiogramm extended

Method: microdilution technique (CLSI standard)

Parameter:

We use species specifc standard programs for

- small animals   

- rabbits and rodents 

- birds   

- reptiles and amphibians   

- horses   

- ruminants  

- swine

Duration: 2 - 3 days

Antimycogram

Parameter: testing of chemotherapeutics with potential efficacy against yeasts/dermatophytes

Duration: 3 – 5 days

Notation: Antimycograms are only performed upon request.

Aromatogram

The aromatogram is an in vitro test for testing the sensitivity of bacteria and yeasts/malassezia to various essential oils.

Method: The procedure is based on the principle of the agar diffusion test (disk diffusion test).

Parameters: different essential oils

Duration: 2 days for bacteria, up to 7 days for yeasts

Note: The in vitro efficacy of essential oils is classified into 4 categories: from ineffective to slightly, moderately and highly effective.