MIC test plate, England, 1980
MIC stands for ‘Minimum Inhibitory Concentration’. It is a laboratory test used to determine the lowest concentration of an antimicrobial drug that completely prevents the growth of microbes and bacteria. MIC levels are used to determine doses of antibiotics for patients.
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