For example, a pattern is entered to be penicillin resistant, tetracycline
sensitive, and nafcillin resistant. An isolate that has several
antibiotics reported, including penicillin resistant, but no tetracycline
or nafcillin tested would be included in the report. An isolate with
penicillin resistant, tetracycline resistant, and nafcillin resistant would
not be included in the report.
Reporting isolates with specific antibiotic patterns may be useful in
tracking specific types of infections.
All reports can be restricted to include only those isolates with a
specific antibiotic pattern. An antibiotic pattern can be created by
entering a sequence of antibiotics with corresponding interpretations. In
order for any isolates to be included on the antibiotic trend report, an
isolate must be tested for antibiotics and have no conflicts with the