ARLN Laboratory Testing

ARLN Border

Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (CRPA)

Criteria for SubmissionP. aeruginosa resistant to Imipenem, meropenem, or doripenem   
Specimen Type Any
Testing Offered MALDI, AST, mCIM, Real-Time PCR
Important Information         Guidance Links

Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Criteria for Submission                                                          Escherichia coli, Klebsiella oxytoca, Klebsiella pneumonia, and Enterobacter spp. resistant to Imipenem, meropenem, doripenem, or ertapenem
Specimen Type Any
Testing Offered          MALDI, AST, mCIM, Real-Time PCR
Important Information   Fact SheetGuidance Links, Flow Chart

Carbapenemase Producing Organism (CPO)

Criteria for Submission                 Confirmed carbapenemase-producing CRE, CRPA, & CRAB
Specimen Type Rectal or fecal swabs                                              
Testing Offered Xpert Carba–R Assay (Cepheid)               
Important Information Fact Sheet, Shipping Information, Collection Supplies, Flowchart, Guidance Links

Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB)

Criteria for Submission  Acinetobacter resistant to imipenem, meropenem or doripenem   
Body Sites   Any              
Testing Offered    MALDI, AST, Real-Time PCR  
Important information         Guidance Links 

Drug-Resistant Neisseria Gonorrhoeae

Criteria for Submission Neisseria gonorrhoeae from regional sentinel sites only.                     
Specimen Type GISP Sites, SURGG eGISP sites
Testing Offered MALDI, AST, WGS
Important Information           Guidance Links

Candida Species

Criteria for Submissio

All confirmed or suspected C. auris and C. haemulonii 

Unidentifiable yeast isolates 

Any Candida, not C. albicans accepted for testing
Specimen Type  Any
Testing Offered                MALDI, Colonization testing, AST    
Important Information           Fact sheet, Swab Shipping instructions, Isolate Shipping Instructions


Bacterial Testing Personnel

Rachel Lee, Branch Manager of

Microbiological Sciences

Chun Wang, Manager 

Advanced Molecular Microbiology Group

Myong Koag, Team Lead

Advanced Molecular Detection

Candida Testing Personnel

Densie Dunbar, Manager 


Jan Owen, Team Lead 

TB Reference/Mycology

Submission Information

G-2E Form

Texas ARLN Portal User Guide 

For shipping information please email the Texas ARLN mailbox


Last updated June 17, 2019