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Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Network

AR Lab Network Regional Lab testing takes place in both the Bacteriology Laboratory and the Mycology Laboratory (Candida)

Northeast Regional Isolate Submission (CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, RI, VT and NYC)

  • Submit discordant CRE/CRPA after initial testing, pan-resistant CRE/CRPA, MDR Acinetobacter baumanii, emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria including mcr-1 and mcr-2 containing bacteria.
  • Complete the Infectious Diseases Requisition Form. (Please fill in “AMR ID” in the other section.) 

New York State Isolate Submission 

  • NYS CRE/CRPA isolate submission should include CRE, CRPA, pan-resistant CRE/CRPA, MDR Acinetobacter baumanii, emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria including mcr-1 and mcr-2 containing bacteria.
  • Complete the Infectious Diseases Requisition Form. (Please fill in “AMR ID” in the other section.)

AR Lab Network Regional CRE Colonization Submission

*Preapproval of testing is required. Contact the AR Lab Network Core

AR Lab Network Expanded Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (ExAST)

*Preapproval of testing is required. Contact the AR Lab Network Core.
ExAST Fact Sheet

Learn more about the role of Wadsworth Center's AR Lab Network Core in the national Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Network.


Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Network Workshop

Program Updates

Catherine Prussing, Ph.D., M.S. APHL-CDC Fellow to Research Scientist

Catharine Prussing, Ph.D., M.S. spotlighted by the Association of Public Health Laboratories

Please read about Kate's transition from APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellow to Research Scientist at Wadsworth Center in the time of COVID-19 on page 21 of Lab Matters.

Summer 2019 Cover Image APHL Lab Matters

Nod to Wadsworth Center Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory

The Summer 2019 issue of the Association of Public Health Laboratories' (APHL) publication Lab Matters features an article recognizing the work of the Wadsworth Center's Antibiotic Resistance Lab Network (AR...

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Souvenirs: What did you bring home from your last trip to the hospital?

The stuff we carry around says a lot about us. If I were to dump my purse right now, you'd find a shell from my last trip to the ocean, a garnet from a hike up north and a penny pressed from an amusement park. Bacteria tell us a lot about themselves from the stuff (genes) they carry around as...

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