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Scottish Satellite AMR Reference Laboratory Service 21 Jun 2017

The Scottish AMR Satellite Reference service, based in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, will start receiving samples from 03 of July 2017.

The main focus of the service, in the first instance, will be the provision of rapid PCR-based confirmation for the five key carbapenemases (NDM, VIM, OXA-48, IMI and KPC).

Samples received by 12 noon will have the PCR confirmatory test performed and reported electronically by 1700 that day.

Carbapenem resistant organisms with phenotypic evidence of carbapenemase activity, or in which such activity cannot be reliably excluded, will be forwarded to AMRHAI for further characterisation according to existing referral criteria.

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  • Health Protection Scotland
Last Updated : 11/10/2017