National Reference Laboratory for multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria for Germany

In June 2009 a National Reference Laboratory for multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria for Germany has been established in our department.

Main task of our laboratory is the investigation of Enterobacteriaceae, A. baumannii or P. aeruginosa isolates for the presence of carbapenemases.

Our reference laboratory offers:

  • testing for the presence of carbapenemase (e. g. KPC, metallo-betalactamases, OXA-48, OXA-23, OXA-40, OXA-58, OXA-143)
  • typing of ESBL and plasmid-encoded AmpC enzymes
  • analysis for the presence of the aquired colistin resistance mechanism MCR-1
  • testing for plasmid-encoded fluoroquinolone resistance determinants (qnr, aac(6')-Ib-cr, qepA)
  • strain typing

Our address:
National Reference Laboratory
for multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria
Department for Medical Microbiology
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitaetsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
Germany

For further information please contact:
Dr. med. Agnes Anders
Phone: +49 - 234 - 32- 27888
Dr. rer. nat. Niels Pfennigwerth
Phone: +49 - 234 - 32- 26938
Dr. rer. nat. Miriam Korte-Berwanger
Phone: +49 - 234 - 32- 26938
Prof. Dr. Sören G. Gatermann
Phone: +49 - 234 - 32- 26467