Healthcare-Associated Infections: Resources for Laboratories

The Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN) is a national network that was established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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.

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Last Revised: March 5, 2021