Product Description

Liofilchem® MIC Test Strip (MTS) for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of antimicrobial agents

The Liofilchem® MIC Test Strip is a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of antimicrobial agents against microorganisms to indicate appropriate patient treatment and for identifying resistance patterns.

The strips are made of special high quality paper impregnated with a predefined concentration gradient of antibiotic, across 15 two-fold dilutions like those of a conventional MIC method.  On one side of the strip a MIC scale in µg/mL is displayed and a code that identifies the antimicrobial agent.

When the Liofilchem® MIC Test Strip is applied onto an inoculated agar surface, the preformed exponential gradient of antimicrobial agent is transferred into the agar matrix. After the appropriate incubation period, a symmetrical inhibition ellipse centered along the strip is formed. The MIC is read directly from the scale in terms of µg/ml, at the point where the edge of the inhibition ellipse intersects with the MIC Test Strip.

The substantial range of tests includes;

  • MIC Test Strip for Antimicrobial susceptibility tests
  • MIC Test Strip for Antifungal susceptibility tests
  • MIC Test Strip for Antimycobacterial susceptibility tests
  • MIC Test Strip GRD for Glycopeptide resistance
  • MIC Test Strip ESBL for confirmation of ESBL
  • MIC Test Strip KPC detection
  • MIC Test Strip MBL for Metallo Beta Lactamase
  • MIC Test Strip AmpC detection

With over 130 Liofilchem® MIC Test Strip antimicrobial configurations available, and new additions being developed regularly such as Ceftazidime-Avibactam, Tedizolid and Ceftolozane-Tazobactam, each agent is available in packs of 10, 30 and 100 tests packaged in convenient individual pharmaceutical grade pouches.

Our full range of tests can be seen on the Liofilchem tab of the Microbiology product pages.

Or download the Liofilchem MIC Test Strip Brochure here


Product Details

Manufacturer Liofilchem
Unit 10, 30 and 100 tests per pack
Code See individual antibiotic page
For sale in GBR NIR
Launch Diagnostics is a licensed reseller and distributor of Liofilchem MIC Test Strip (MTS)

Launch Diagnostics is one of the major independent distributors in the U.K, providing high quality diagnostic reagents and instrumentation from world leading manufacturer’s to the Health Services of the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg and North Africa and to the Republic of Ireland through ACCUSAY Diagnostics.

Offering a large portfolio of diagnostic kits, laboratory instrumentation and services, our product range has expanded over the years to include a comprehensive range of EIA, single test devices, serology products, molecular assays and instrumentation.

MicrobiologyAntimicrobial Susceptibility / MIC