YOUR LABORATORY PARTNER IN INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Antimicrobial Resistance Services, Inc. provides advanced environmental microbiology capabilities, whole genome sequencing and a comprehensive bioinformatics pipeline to enhance understanding and to mitigate transmission of bacterial pathogens.
From sample collection to transmission analysis, we enable our infection prevention and control customers to better understand and to limit hospital acquired infections.
what SERVICES WE OFFER
mitigate hospital acquired infections
We are able to assess the microbiological environment in healthcare facilities and identify risks for transmission of drug-resistant pathogens via premise plumbing sources.
We offer culturing of patient perirectal swabs for detection of carbapenemase producing organisms, including identification and determination of genes of drug resistance.
Using high-resolution short read whole genome sequencing, we provide within species comparison to understand relatedness of specific strains.
SINK LAB: PRODUCT &
In our state of the art sink lab, we assess the efficacy of commercial interventions designed to reduce transmission of drug-resistant bacteria from sinks to patients.
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Infection prevention groups can send us isolates (patient and/or environmental) and we utilize our advanced, high-quality laboratory services and analytics – including Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) – to answer the following types of questions for you in a timely manner:
Are these organisms related?
Is this infection imported from outside our facility or acquired nosocomially? What is the potential role of the clinical environment?
Has this specific strain of pathogen been seen in our facility before? Is there an issue in our environment that we need to address?
How can we identify and manage point sources? How implement a surveillance program?