Antibiograms, defined as a summary of antimicrobial susceptibility rates for selected bacterial pathogens, provide comprehensive information about local
. Within health care facilities, this information is combined with clinical expertise to guide optimal antimicrobial treatment for
carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
or other serious infections. Annual analysis of facility antibiograms to create a community antibiogram will allow the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) to evaluate temporal trends and geographic patterns of
within LA County, and to guide control
As of January 19, 2017, healthcare facilities are required to submit an annual antibiogram to LAC DPH, per the
health officer order.
Instructions for Antibiogram Submissions
Antibiogram data must be sent using the Excel template below. Other formats will no longer be accepted. Annual antibiograms are due by June 1 of the following year (starting with 2018 antibiograms being due by June 1, 2019). Please follow the instructions below to prepare your facility's antibiogram
in an acceptable format.
Once you have completed this, submit your antibiogram to
For facilities in Long Beach and Pasadena,
please refer to your Health Departments' instructions.
Example Antibiogram Template [Excel]
Instructions for Complying with Antibiogram Reporting
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Reporting