Authors: Jan Geurts, Williem Berend Schreurs, Jean-Yves Jenny
RESPONSE/RECOMMENDATION: The MBEC of antimicrobial agents is a measure of in vitro antibiotic susceptibility of biofilm producing infective organisms. It is dependent on the surface, medium and the exposure period to an antimicrobial agent. There are no standardized measurement parameters for MBEC. MBEC is currently a research laboratory value and lacks clinical availability. In the group’s opinion, there is value in developing a clinically-validated MBEC assay.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)B12