for MULTI-DRUG resistant organisms (MDRO)
We provide expert microbiological analysis of hospital wastewater premise plumbing for organisms associated with hospital-acquired infections. Using validated sampling protocols and culture techniques, we are able to assess the microbiological environment in healthcare facilities and identify risks for transmission of drug-resistant pathogens via premise plumbing sources.
Organisms of interest: We currently providing environmental surveillance of wastewater premise plumbing for multidrug resistant organisms with a focus on Carbapenamase Producing Organisms (CPOs). Other organisms of interest can be cultured upon request.
On-site training and education: We offer training for Infection Control personnel in proper protocols for sample collection from wastewater premise plumbing to enable facilities to do routine sampling of their environment.
for carbapenemase producing organisms (CPO)
We provide patient perirectal culture for detection of carbapenemase producing organisms, including identification and determination of genes of genes of drug resistance.