Antimicrobial Resistance and Nosocomial Infections

Laboratory Details

Division:
Bacterial Pathogens
Address:
1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 3R2
Phone:
(204) 789-5000
Fax:
(204) 789-5020
Description:

The Antimicrobial Resistance and Nosocomial Infections (ARNI) laboratory provides reference services to medical and research laboratories across Canada. The ARNI laboratory also participates in numerous national and international surveillance programs, such as the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP), CAN-WARD, and the Canadian Integrated Program on Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS). The laboratory is involved in research projects focused on novel antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and the molecular mechanisms involved in the epidemic characteristics of resistant strains.

Proficiency Panels

Proficiency Panel Reports

Requisition Form

Reference Diagnostic Tests

Reference Diagnostic Tests
Pathogen Test Category Reference Diagnostic Test
Clostridium difficile Genetic Fingerprinting Ribotyping
Clostridium difficile Susceptibility Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Clostridium difficile Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Clostridium difficile Molecular Detection Confirmation and toxin test by PCR
Gram negative organisms Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Gram negative organisms Molecular Detection Resistance Mechanisms
Gram negative organisms Susceptibility Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Gram positive organisms Susceptibility Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Gram positive organisms Molecular Detection Resistance Mechanisms
Klebsiella pneumoniae Molecular Detection Hypervirulence
Klebsiella spp Molecular Differentiation PCR
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Sequencing Spa Typing
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Molecular Detection Confirmation
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Staphylococcus aureus Susceptibility Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Staphylococcus aureus Molecular Detection Confirmation of Staphylococcal toxins by PCR
Staphylococcus aureus Susceptibility Testing VISA/hVISA Confirmation
Suspected nosocomial pathogens Identification MALDI-TOF
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) Susceptibility Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) Molecular Detection Confirmation
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)