"Serum Bactericidal Test" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Method of measuring the bactericidal activity contained in a patient's serum as a result of antimicrobial therapy. It is used to monitor the therapy in BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS; OSTEOMYELITIS and other serious bacterial infections. As commonly performed, the test is a variation of the broth dilution test. This test needs to be distinguished from testing of the naturally occurring BLOOD BACTERICIDAL ACTIVITY.
|Serum Bactericidal Test
- Serum Bactericidal Test
- Bactericidal Test, Serum
- Bactericidal Tests, Serum
- Serum Bactericidal Tests
- Test, Serum Bactericidal
- Tests, Serum Bactericidal
- Schlichter Test
- Test, Schlichter
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Efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics in vascular surgery: an arterial wall microbiologic and pharmacokinetic perspective. J Vasc Surg. 1989 Nov; 10(5):501-9; discussion 509-10.