For health care professionals
Please find below links to antibiograms for our Markham and Uxbridge sites. These are summaries of antimicrobial susceptibilities of bacterial isolates compiled on an annual basis. Antimicrobial susceptibility is a determination of which antibiotics a specific bacteria is vulnerable to.
Reported antimicrobial susceptibilities are combined from all infectious sources (i.e., blood, urine, surgical site, etc.) from inpatient samples and according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines.
Antibiograms provide information to guide choice of empiric therapy (treatment based on professional experience). They are also used to track bacterial resistance patterns.