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In Culture /sensitivity test a health care provider will take a tissue sample or fluid sample from your body and test it in a lab to see if germs will grow in it (culture). Any germs that grow from the culture will be tested against a variety of medicines to find which medicine works best (sensitivity testing). VITEK 2 is a fully automated system that performs bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing. The system includes an ADVANCED EXPERT SYSTEM (AES) that analyzes MIC patterns and detects phenotypes for most organisms tested. This helps optimize laboratory to deliver rapid results and allowing clinicians to discontinue empiric therapy and prescribe targeted therapy, resulting in improved patient outcomes and enhanced antibiotic stewardship.
No specific preparation required.