MICs of fluconazole and amphotericin B were determined independently for 100 coded yeast isolates by each of six laboratories to determine reproducibility of results by using a colorimetric oxidation-reduction-based broth microdilution test. In addition, each site tested five quality control isolates on at least four different occasions during the study. Results agreed within a three-dilution range (mode ± 1 log2 dilution) for 96.2% of fluconazole tests and 92.7% of amphotericin B tests. Agreement among tests with the quality control isolates was 99.4% with fluconazole and 98.65 with amphotericin B. These results indicate that the colorimetric microdilution method is reproducible among laboratories.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)