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Learn About Our Document Development Committees

Our voluntary consensus committees are led by subject matter experts.

CLSI documents are categorized according to nine areas of study. Each area has a dedicated group of subject matter experts that is responsible for reaching consensus on a document and approving it to publish. These groups are called the “consensus committees.” Common topics covered by each of these areas are listed below.

CLSI’s core business is the development of globally applicable voluntary consensus documents for health care testing. We develop consensus documents through an accredited consensus process, which is outlined in CLSI’s Administrative Procedures.

Please note that these lists are not exclusive, and these committees are responsible for other topics as well.

Our Committees

Automation and Informatics

Staff Liaison: David E. Sterry, MT(ASCP)

  • Laboratory information systems (LIS)
  • Autoverification of test results
  • Specimen labels: content, location, font, orientation, etc.


Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology

Staff Liaison: Ron S. Quicho

  • Defining, establishing, and verifying reference intervals
  • Quality control
  • Reagent water

Evaluation Protocols

Staff Liaison: Luann Ochs

  • Method comparisons
  • Precision, linearity, and bias
  • Interference



Staff Liaison: Jennifer K. Adams, MSHA, MT(ASCP)

  • Coagulation
  • Flow cytometry
  • Validation, verification, and quality assurance of automated hematology


Immunology and Ligand Assay

Staff Liaison: Ron S. Quicho

  • Newborn screening
  • Immunoassays–radioimmunoassays, fluorescence, luminescence immunoassays, etc.
  • Immunohematological testing


Staff Liaison: Tracy A. Dooley, MLT(ASCP)

  • Antimicrobial and antifungal susceptibility testing
  • Media quality control
  • Protection of laboratory workers

Molecular Methods

Staff Liaison: Marcy Hackenbrack

  • Sample handling and collection for molecular testing
  • Multiplex nucleic acid assays
  • Molecular diagnostic methods for genetic disorders


Point-of-Care Testing

Staff Liaison: David E. Sterry, MT(ASCP)

  • Bedside glucose testing
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Quality practices in point-of-care testing


Quality Systems and Laboratory Practices

Staff Liaison: Jennifer K. Adams, MSHA, MT(ASCP)

  • Quality management systems
  • Venipuncture – Order of draw
  • Clinical laboratory safety




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