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Antibiogram – MTB (PAS)

Antibiogram test or Antimicrobial Susceptibility testing is performed to measure the susceptibility of microbes to certain antibiotics. Antibiogram – MTB (PAS) test checks for the sensitivity or resistance of MTB to the antibiotic – PAS. Para-aminosalicylic acid or PAS, a second-line drug belongs to the group of drugs called anti-tuberculosis medicines and is used in combination with other anti-tuberculosis medications like Isoniazid to treat active tuberculosis (TB) infection. It is bacteriostatic in nature, inhibits the synthesis of folic acid, and affects iron uptake. It plays a role in inhibiting the onset of resistance against streptomycin and isoniazid.


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