LIMS Analysis at AMR Surveillance Sentinel Site

Pakistan Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System aims to establish standardized, comparable and validated data collection system on AMR for informed decision-making.
Functional Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is required at the AMR surveillance sentinel sites for systematic collection of microbiology data. A questionnaire was developed and circulated to assess the details and capacity of LIMS system running at each sentinel site.

Key Findings include: 75 percent of the laboratories have Hospital Management Information System (HMIS), 60% labs have user-specific modification in system to purchase, 65% of laboratories have laboratory alert system in their LIMS, 80% of laboratories are trained and able to use Backlink and WHONET software.