Carbapenem Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) Information for Health Professionals:
CRPA Sentinel Surveillance Case Definition and Reporting
Starting July 1, 2016 Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) is reportable for residents of Hennepin and Ramsey Counties under Minnesota Rules 4605.7000 to 4605.7900.
What to report (in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties)
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from any body site, that meets the following criteria:
- Resistant to imipenem, meropenem, or doripenem based on current Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institutes Standards (CLSI) M100 standards; and/or
- Demonstrates production of a carbapenemase by a recognized method (e.g. CarbaNP or PCR).
- Current CLSI minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) interpretive criteria for carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA):
- Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Twenty-Fourth Informational Supplement (January 2016). CLSI document M100-S24. Wayne, Pennsylvania, 2016.
How to report
- Yellow Disease Report Card
CPRA may be reported using the MDH "Yellow Card."
Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.
Isolate submission and laboratory testing
- CRPA Isolate Submission and Laboratory Testing
Laboratory testing protocols for CRPA and isolate submission to MDH.