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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that drug-resistant bacteria cause 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses each year in the United States. 

Listen to Dr. Diana Hernandez of the Geisinger Health System describe the validation of Streck ARM-D kits for use in screening isolates from positive blood cultures stored up to 8 hours at room temperature or 2 years frozen. The ARM-D kits provide the most comprehensive coverage for a variety of antibiotic resistance markers in Gram-negative bacteria.  

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Recent increases in colistin-resistant infections led the CDC to launch an urgent public health response for mcr surveillance. To improve surveillance for mcr genes, Streck developed the ARM-D Kit, MCR that detects and differentiates mcr-1, mcr-2 and mcr-3-4-5 gene families with 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity.  

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Flor Hudson, Staff Microbiologist, describes the validation of the Streck β-Lactamase kit for use in screening bacterial isolates. The ARM-D Kit was found to provide a more comprehensive coverage of gene variants at 50% of the cost compared to cartridge-based methods.

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention found the Streck ARM-D β-Lactamase kit to be a suitable, comprehensive tool for the detection of key β-lactamase genes of public health concern in the United States, including the 5 major CRE genes. The results obtained were 100% concordant with Whole Genome Sequencing data.

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In the last 4 years, plasmid-mediated colistin resistance caused by the mcr-1 gene has been detected in bacteria in at least 30 countries. 

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OXA, named for its resistance to
oxacillin antibiotics, is the only CRE gene categorized as an Ambler Class D β-Lactamase. 

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OXA  β-lactamases have evolved to metabolize cephalosporins and carbapenems, in addition to penicillins. The Streck ARM-D OXA kit can detect 6 OXA gene families and a total of 224 variants, including OXA-23, OXA-24/40, OXA-48, OXA-51, OXA-58 and OXA-143. The ARM-D kit provides a rapid detection method, improving antibiotic stewardship practices.

Rapid, comprehensive screening of incoming patients is essential to overall patient health and antibiotic stewardship. Dr. Kathy Mangold presents the utility of Streck ARM-D kits for the detection of antimicrobial resistance genes from ICU patient swab samples. The ARM-D kit had no invalid results, represented a lower cost per patient and identified more patients at risk by including more gene targets.

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Dr. Suzane Silbert evaluates a variety of tests for the identification of carbapenemase-producing bacteria. The Streck ARM-D β-Lactamase kit was found to be an excellent choice with results that are easier to interpret than other methods. Additionally, the ARM-D kit is ready to use and contains all of the reagents needed.

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In 2016, the Executive Order 13676 was signed, paving the way for interagency Task Force for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.  This group created the National Strategy on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. 

Dr. Amanda Roth presents WRAIR's methods employed for the characterization of antibiotic-resistant infections, including molecular diagnostic solutions to improve soldier and world health. The Streck ARM-D Kit, ampC, proved to be a comprehensive and cost effective solution in the rapid genetic screening of archived bacterial isolates obtained from wounded military personnel.

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Dr. Amanda Roth presents WRAIR's methods employed for the characterization of antibiotic-resistant infections, including molecular diagnostic solutions to improve soldier and world health. The Streck ARM-D Kit, ampC, proved to be a comprehensive and cost effective solution in the rapid genetic screening of archived bacterial isolates obtained from wounded military personnel.