Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
versión impresa ISSN 1726-4634
OBREGON B, George y ZAVALETA M, Alfonso. Control de Calidad de Discos de Calidad de Sensibilidad antibiótica comercializados en el Mercado Peruano (1998-1999). Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2000, vol.17, n.1-4, pp. 14-20. ISSN 1726-4634.
Objective: We performed quality control testing of the disks used to assess the susceptibility of pathogenic microorganisms to antibiotics. Materials and Methods: The quality of 36 lots of antibiotic sensitivity disks of five different brands traded in the Peruvian market was assessed using NCCLS˝s (Kirby-Bauer technique) M2-A5, supplement M100-S7 standard . Lots of disks of Amicacine, Amoxiciline/Clavulánic Acid, Ampiciline, Ceftazidime, Cefuroxime, Cloranphenicol, Erithromicyn, Estreptomicyn, Gentamicyn and Penicillin were assessed. The findings were compared to the values stated in the standards, using the Confidence Limits Test (t0.05). Findings: 41,7% of the lots of disks assessed met the requirements stated by the standards; 48.3% of the disks manufactured abroad met the aforementioned requirements. On the other hand, none of the disks manufactured in Perú met the requirements. Conclusions: The high proportion of disks that do not meet the requirements point out that the quality of the antibiotic sensitivity disks available in Perú is not optimal and that, in order to assure the quality of this product in the Peruvian market, surveys and controls should be performed periodically.
Palabras llave : Quality control; Antibiotic; Peru.