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MICs of clarithromycin and amoxycillin for 253 isolates of were measured by an air-dried microplate method and compared with the results obtained by the agar plate dilution method. The air-dried microplate method is performed by coating each well of a 96-well microplate with the test antibiotic and air-drying it. There were no marked differences between the air-dried microplate method and agar plate dilution methods in the MIC and MIC values or MIC ranges of clarithromycin obtained for the 253 isolates of . More specifically, the MICs of clarithromycin for 114 (45.1 %) of the 253 isolates were the same by the air-dried microplate method as the agar plate dilution method, and the differences in the MICs of clarithromycin for a further 114 isolates (45.1 %) varied within one twofold dilution. The MICs of amoxycillin by the former method were in close agreement with the MICs obtained by the latter method: MICs of amoxycillin for 199 (78.7 %) of the 253 isolates were the same by both methods, and the differences in the MICs of amoxycillin for 42 isolates (16.6 %) varied within one twofold dilution. These results indicate that the air-dried microplate method is a useful method for determination of MICs, because the results obtained were in close agreement with those obtained by the standard agar plate dilution method. The air-dried microplate method is, therefore, a convenient and reliable method for determining the MICs of clarithromycin and amoxycillin for isolates.

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