Etest previously known as the Epsilometer test is a way of determining antimicrobial sensitivity by placing a strip impregnated with antimicrobials onto an agar plate. A strain of bacterium or fungus will not grow near a concentration of antibiotic or antifungal if it is sensitive; the results can be used to determine a Minimum inhibitory concentration MIC. It is a laboratory test most commonly used in healthcare settings to help guiding physicians in treatment of patients by indicating what concentration of antimicrobial would successfully treat an infection. Next to bacteria it can also be used to determine the MIC for certain fungi. Etest is a pre-prepared non-porous plastic reagent strip with a predefined gradient of antibiotic, covering a continuous concentration range.
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The idea is that as the person breathes through the mask, particles will accumulate on the test strip. At the end of the day or during a face mask change, the person can run the test using a substance that makes the strip change colors. The strips are designed to detect "protein-cleaving molecules, called proteases, that are produced from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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