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MDR-A Reporting

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Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter (MDR-A)

Report MDR-A (all species) within one work day. Local county contact information can be found at local health departments.

Any Acinetobacter species that meet the following criteria should be reported: Nonsusceptible (i.e., resistant or intermediate) to a least one antibiotic in at least 3 antimicrobial classes of the 6 antimicrobial classes listed below:


Beta-lactam-beta-lactamase inhibitor combination

 Amino-glycosidesCarbapenems Fluoroquinolones Cephalosporins Sulbactam 


▪Piperacillin/ tazobactam

  • Amikacin 
  • Gentamicin 
  • Tobramycin
  • Imipenem 
  • Meropenem 
  • Doripenem
  • Ciprofloxacin 
  • Levofloxacin

  • Cefepime 
  • Ceftazidime
▪Ampicillin/ Sulbactam 

As of this writing, there is no special form to use for reporting additional information. Use the EPI 2 Form.

Please include the following additional information when reporting, (if available): 

  • Attach a copy of the lab report
  • Antibiotics tested
  • Susceptibility of Antibiotics
  • Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)

You may be contacted by either a DSHS or local health department epidemiologist after reporting for additional follow-up.

Last updated September 9, 2021