The Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Network (AR Lab Network), established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2016, supports nationwide lab capacity to rapidly detect antibiotic resistance and inform local responses to prevent spread and protect people.

UPHL proudly serves as the Mountain States Regional Laboratory within the AR Lab Network.

Read the AR Lab, Mountain Region Report 20-21
Mountain Region ARLN Newsletter 11/21

Sample Submission Guide

Organism Tested

Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriecae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa andAcinetobacter baumannii


Maldi, Modified Carbapenem Inactivation Method (mCIM for CRE and CRPA only), PCR for detection of KPC, NDM, OXA-48, VIM, and IMP, Whole Genome Sequencing (select isolates only), and Antibiotic Susceptibility testing

Specimen Collection

Pure isolate of the organism on nutrient media slant or plate that supports organism growth


2-8⁰C or Ambient