Volunteers for the Subcommittee on AST come from places such as microbiology laboratories, government agencies, and pharmaceutical and diagnostic microbiology industries.
Together, they focus on the following key elements:
In this way, the interests of the professions, government, and industry remain balanced and aimed at a single common interest—quality medical testing.
RangeFinder— Microsoft Excel spreadsheet calculators that have the capacity to provide first estimates of QC ranges for studies that have followed the CLSI M23 standard to establishing ranges.
ECOFFinder — Microsoft Excel spreadsheet calculator designed to estimate epidemiological cutoff values (ECVs, ECOFFs) for the MICs or MECs of wild-type bacterial or fungal populations.
CLSI together with CAP and ASM are coordinating preparation and distribution of materials to help you address the CMS requirement for implementation of IQCP (Individualized Quality Control Plan) by January 1, 2016.
PowerPoint Presentations (6/8/2015)
Overview of CMS’ Vision for IQCP in Clinical Microbiology – Nancy Anderson, MMSc, MT(ASCP)
IQCP – Guidelines and Template for Getting Started – Linda C. Bruno, MA, MT(ASCP)
Pulling It All Together – Real Life IQCP Examples – Susan E. Sharp, Ph.D., (D)ABMM, F(AAM)
List of Microbiology tests not requiring IQCP – Linda C. Bruno, M.A., MT(ASCP)
An Interactive Searchable Database of Drug Selection, Interpretation, and Quality Control Procedures!