The Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN) is a national network that was established by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in the fall of 2016. It is made up of public health laboratories and epidemiologists throughout the U.S. The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) is the regional ARLN reference laboratory in the Midwest.
The ARLN works closely with the CDC, regional public health laboratories, and clinical laboratories to support nationwide laboratory capacity to detect antibiotic resistance in health care, food, and the community, and to control and prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant organisms.
- Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene AR Lab Network Resources website: Information on specific organisms, including instructions for collection of colonization swabs.
- Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Fighting Antibiotic Resistance in the Midwest: Information on Wisconsin's role in the ARLN.
- CDC Antibiotic Resistance Lab Network: Information about the network and general information on antibiotic resistance.
- CDC videos on the ARLN:
- Closing the Gap: Learn about antimicrobial resistance and laboratory capabilities for identifying resistant pathogens.
- Improve Testing Locally: Learn about susceptibility testing offered by the ARLN.
- Expanding Your Lab Capabilities: Learn about testing services that can supplement the capabilities at local laboratories.
- Your Partner for Pathogen Protection: Learn about surveillance activities and colonization screening testing conducted by the ARLN.
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