The CDC’s Laboratory Assessment of Antibiotic Resistance Testing Capacity (LAARC) user guide and questionnaire are now available in French, Spanish and Portuguese.

LAARC helps laboratories in resource-limited settings identify gaps in testing performance and develop plans to correct key laboratory practices that contribute to inaccurate antibiotic resistance (AR) data.

Originally developed in 2017 and piloted in numerous resource-limited settings, LAARC includes a:

  • User guide to explain proper use of the tool
  • Printable questionnaire to facilitate use
  • Excel-based scoring tool with multiple languages embedded

Visit CDC’s AR website to find out more and access these resources now.