Antibiotic Resistance Testing TX

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Antibiotic Resistance (AR) is the ability of microorganisms to develop resistance to the effects of an antibiotic to which they were once sensitive. 

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Laboratory in Austin has the testing capacity and technology to detect, support, respond to, and prevent AR threats.

The Texas DSHS Laboratory assists with species identification, phenotypic and molecular characterization, colonization screening, and microbial susceptibility testing for select microorganisms.

Texas laws  require that specific information about antibiotic resistant microbes is reported to DSHS as Notifiable Conditions ( Healthcare providers, hospitals, laboratories, schools, and veterinarians, among others are required to report patients who are suspected of having a notifiable condition (Chapter 97, Title 25, Texas Administrative Code).



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State Laboratory 

Austin, Texas 



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Phone : 512-776-7599



Last updated January 27, 2022