In a recent publication, the Brazilian Ministry of Health reinforced the guidelines regarding the need to intensify laboratory and epidemiological surveillance to control the spread of microorganisms.
Epidemiological Surveillance has a key role in the operationalization of a set of actions. In this sense, the Ministry of Health (MH) of Brazil issued, on August 8th, the technical note No. 74/2022-CGLAB/DAEVS/SVS/MS on the increase in the frequency of isolation of multidrug-resistant bacteria.
In this publication, the MH reinforced the guidelines regarding the need to intensify laboratory and epidemiological surveillance, aiming at the early detection of these strains and the performance of antimicrobial susceptibility tests. These guidelines are intended to enable the adoption of measures to control the spread of these microorganisms in the country’s health services.
Issuing reliable reports for the analysis of resistance mechanisms and antimicrobial susceptibility testing is essential for defining the correct treatment of patients.
The analysis of microorganisms includes stages for issuing the reports, which require a rigorous and periodic monitoring of the processes. To help these routines, Controllab provides solutions for laboratory quality control.
The PT, also known as External Quality Control, helps laboratories in the implementation and monitoring of technical quality, promoting the reliability of routines.
Controllab has the PT and strains for detection of resistance by phenotypic and molecular methods.
These solutions help laboratories to evidence, in audits and inspections, the effectiveness of the procedures and steps involved in the analyses. They also promote the reliability of reports for physicians and patients.
Check out the Epidemiological Surveillance programs made available by Controllab:
Cultures for the Detection of Resistance and Identification of Microorganisms by Phenotypic Methods
|Carbapenemase (CARB) detection|
|Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)|
|Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA/ORSA)|
|Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE)|
|Carbapenemase (CARB) detection||bla GES – like
bla IMP – like
bla KPC – like
bla NDM – like
bla OXA-143 – like
bla OXA-23 – like
bla OXA-48 – like
bla OXA-51 – like
bla OXA-72 – like
bla SPM – like
bla VIM – like
|Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)||bla CTXM-1 group
bla CTXM-2 group
bla CTXM-8 group
bla CTXM-9 group
bla SHV group
|Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA/ORSA)||MecA
|Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE)||VanA