Acute Communicable
Disease Control

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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, #212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Fax: (213) 482-4856

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Acute Communicable Disease Control

Antibiograms, defined as a summary of antimicrobial susceptibility rates for selected bacterial pathogens, provide comprehensive information about local antimicrobial resistance. Within health care facilities, this information is combined with clinical expertise to guide optimal antimicrobial treatment for patients with carbapenem resistant enterobacterales (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 antimicrobial resistance within LA County, and to guide control efforts.

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.

LAC DPH Antibiogram Template [Excel]
Instructions for Complying with Antibiogram Reporting Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Reporting Antibiograms


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