Videos from EUCAST

Instruction videos from EUCAST

In collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), EUCAST publishes instruction videos on how to perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) using EUCAST recommended methods and interpretation. 

The videos are published on Youtube™ and have an English speaker voice and English subtitles. Since not all countries may access Youtube™ videos in some languages are made available directly on the EUCAST web page.  

The following topics are covered:

  1. Preparation of inoculum (English).
  2. Inoculation of agar plates for disk diffusion (English).
  3. Application of antibiotic disks and incubation of plates (English).
  4. Reading of inhibition zone diameters (English).
  5. Guidance on the use of the breakpoint table (English).

Instruction videos on EUCAST susceptibility testing with subtitles in other languages than English:

Instruction videos - English subtitles.
 - Alternative access to instruction videos in English with english subtitles.

Instruction videos - German subtitles.

Instruction videos - Russian subtitles.

Instruction videos - Turkish subtitles.

Instruction videos - French subtitles.

Instruction videos - Spanish subtitles.

Instruction videos - Portuguese subtitles.

Instruction videos - Arabic subtitles.

Instruction videos - Czech subtitles. 

Instruction videos - Chinese subtitles. 
 - Alternative access to instruction videos in english with chinese subtitles.



The instruction videos from EUCAST on how to perform antimicrobial susceptibility disk diffusion testing was produced by a project team from EUCAST and WHO:

Erika Matuschek, Jenny Åhman and Gunnar Kahlmeter, EUCAST Development Laboratory
Christopher Oxenford, Danilo Lo Fo Wong and Nienke van de Sande, WHO
Jonas Ljungdahl, photographer and editor, Växjö, Sweden.


The following are acknowledged for translations of subtitles into languages other than English:

Sören Gatermann, Michael Kresken and Axel Hamprecht, all German NAC.

Roman Kozlov, Marina Sukhorukova, Mikhail Edelstein, all Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (IAC), Smolensk State Medical University (SSMU).

ADTS working Group (Turkish NAC for EUCAST).

Luc Dubreuil, Université de Lille, France.

Luis Martinez-Martinez and Antonio Oliver, both Spanish Committee of the Antibiogram (Coesant).


Ana Gales and Jorge Sampaio, Brazilian Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (BrCAST).


Magda Rakha, Consultant Public Health laboratories and Humayun Asghar, WHO EMRO.


Pavla Urbaskova, Helena Zemlickova and Vladislav Jakubu, all members of the Czech NAC.


Yu Qing Liiu, member of the Chinese NAC, and Hong Yin, clinical microbiology, Falun, Sweden.