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What do the numbers after the antibiotic mean in a urine c&s?
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Dr. Atul Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree
In brief: MIC
The numbers on any culture are the minimum inhibitory concentration.
In simple english, can the abx kill the bug and if can be used. Try this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_inhibitory_concentration. Hope this helps.

In brief: MIC
The numbers on any culture are the minimum inhibitory concentration.
In simple english, can the abx kill the bug and if can be used. Try this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_inhibitory_concentration. Hope this helps.
Dr. Atul Singh
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably sensitivity
The numbers probably reflect the effective concentration of antibiotic for the particular organism.

In brief: Probably sensitivity
The numbers probably reflect the effective concentration of antibiotic for the particular organism.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sensitivity patterns
The less the number more effective is the antibiotic.

In brief: Sensitivity patterns
The less the number more effective is the antibiotic.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
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In brief: MIC
This number is called the minimum inhibitory concentration (or mic).
It means the lowest concentration of antibiotic that inhibits the growth of the organism. In general, the lower the mic, the more sensitive the organism is to the antibiotic. There are other factors that go into choosing an antibiotic however, so choosing the antibiotic with the lowest mic is not always best.

In brief: MIC
This number is called the minimum inhibitory concentration (or mic).
It means the lowest concentration of antibiotic that inhibits the growth of the organism. In general, the lower the mic, the more sensitive the organism is to the antibiotic. There are other factors that go into choosing an antibiotic however, so choosing the antibiotic with the lowest mic is not always best.
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