About the AR Lab Network
Laboratory tests can help guide patient treatment, detect emerging threats, and prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistance in the U.S. CDC’s AR Lab Network supports nationwide lab capacity to rapidly detect antimicrobial resistance and inform local responses to prevent spread and protect people.
The network closes the gap between local capabilities and the data needed to combat antimicrobial resistance by providing:
- Comprehensive lab capacity and infrastructure for antimicrobial-resistant pathogens
- Cutting-edge technology, like DNA sequencing
- Data to drive response and prevent infections
The AR Lab Network includes labs in 50 states, several cities, and Puerto Rico, including seven regional labs and the National Tuberculosis Molecular Surveillance Center (National TB Center).
CDC’s antimicrobial resistance laboratory networks support lab testing in health care, the community, and the environment (e.g., water, soil). This work ultimately improves patient care and informs solutions against resistance threats.
How Labs Work Together
Read how labs collaborate across the local to national levels.
How to Participate: Lab Testing
Find a summary and descriptions of lab tests, submission details, and testing availability by regional lab.
What CDC is Doing
Learn how CDC is addressing lab capacity to combat antimicrobial resistance.
CDC and FDA AR Isolate Bank
Order isolates or read about innovation in diagnostics and drug development.
Find state public health contact information below, or by visiting CDC’s Health Department HAI/AR Programs website (click on a state). Email ARLN@cdc.gov for more information about the AR Lab Network.
National Tuberculosis Molecular Surveillance Center:
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (Lansing, MI)
About CDC’s AR Lab Network Fact Sheet
Test to Prevent Spread of CRO
Send Candida Isolates to Your Public Health Lab
About Expanded AST for Hard-to-Treat Infections
CDC AR Lab Network requests isolate of Streptococcus pneumoniae
CDC AR Lab Network requests isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus
Rapid AST Testing for N. gonorrhea available through AR Lab Network