The WHO gonococcal reference strains are intended for internal and external quality assurance and quality control in phenotypic (e.g. culture, species determination) and molecular diagnostics, molecular AMR detection, molecular epidemiology and as fully characterized, annotated and finished reference genomes in WGS analysis, transcriptomics, proteomics and other molecular technologies and data analysis.
The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the WHO reference panel was established and published by the World Health Organization using Etest. The MICs posted on this website are generated by agar dilution. For antimicrobial susceptibility testing comparison, please use the WHO published modal MICs.
Panel ID: WHO
MIC results provided were determined by agar dilution.
MIC results for each antimicrobial agent for an isolate may commonly be ± 1 log2 (doubling dilution) different than what is posted on the FDA & CDC AR Bank website because this is the normal technical variability of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (see J. H. Jorgensen. 1993. J Clin Microbiol. Vol 31: 2841-2844).