Welcome to the official website of the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Reference Laboratory!

Laboratory surveillance is one of the key activities for control of Antimicrobial resistance. The ARSRL is the Department of Health’s only reference laboratory for AMR in the Philippines. For more than 25 years since its establishment, the ARSRL has provided valuable information on antimicrobial resistance trends and extended its service through the identification and confirmation of important bacterial pathogens in infectious diseases. The program is providing technical support in enhancing laboratory technical capabilities to 22 sentinel sites across 14 regions in the Philippines and other laboratories (government or private) that needs such assistance.

Through the partnership with Philhealth, the ARSP is committed in ensuring the quality of bacteriology laboratory through the ARSP-Philhealth accreditation of bacteriology laboratory.