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Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat to effective treatment of infection.  The Montana Public Health Laboratory provides the following information to assist providers, pharmacies, and laboratories in their efforts to manage antibiotic use. To align Montana’s program more closely with national infection control initiatives, the Montana Public Health Laboratory will update the antimicrobial susceptibility data collected from clinical sites, beginning with data generated in 2012.

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Reports

Statewide Antibiograms

2013 AST Collection Tools

2014 AST Collection Tools

Please submit the following isolates to the Public health Laboratory for confirmation.

    • Isolates with unusual patterns of resistance
    • Outbreak associated organisma
    • Suspected VISA
    • Suspected VRSA
    • Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
    • Estended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)

Laboratory Testing and Training Resources

Three-Minute Briefs

Multi-level Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Resources (MASTER) (CDC)
MASTER provides information on antimicrobial susceptibility testing issues related to clinical microbiology laboratory practice. It contains a series of case studies that address contemporary antimicrobial susceptibility testing issues.