Quality control limits for fluconazole disk susceptibility tests on Mueller-Hinton agar with glucose and methylene blue

J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Jul;41(7):3410-2. doi: 10.1128/JCM.41.7.3410-3412.2003.

Abstract

An international collaborative study was performed in order to propose quality control limits for fluconazole disk diffusion susceptibility tests on Mueller-Hinton agar with 2% glucose and 0.5 micro g of methylene blue per ml. The supplements may be added before autoclaving the agar, or Mueller-Hinton agar plates may be flooded with a glucose-methylene blue solution. Replicate tests on both types of agar plates generated data to propose zone size limits for tests of Candida parapsilosis ATCC 22019 (22 to 33 mm), C. tropicalis ATCC 750 (26 to 37 mm), and C. albicans ATCC 90028 (28 to 39 mm). C. krusei ATCC 6258 was not useful for this purpose.

MeSH terms

  • Agar
  • Antifungal Agents / pharmacology*
  • Candida / drug effects*
  • Candida / growth & development
  • Candida albicans / drug effects
  • Candida albicans / growth & development
  • Culture Media
  • Fluconazole / pharmacology*
  • Glucose
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Laboratories
  • Methylene Blue
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests / standards*
  • Quality Control

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents
  • Culture Media
  • Fluconazole
  • Agar
  • Glucose
  • Methylene Blue