As part of an initiative to better classify our library of documents, some CLSI documents were assigned new codes to reflect their categories. Find out more here.
CLSI has expanded and color coded its document categories as part of an initiative to better classify our library of documents. The assigned colors are prominently displayed on each CLSI document cover. View the new color codes here.
Approved consensus documents are reviewed between three and five years after publication. If a technical or environmental change warrants it, any document may be updated before the scheduled review date. At the close of each respective review period, the committee considers and responds to the comments and revises the document appropriately. Following approval by the appropriate consensus committee, and CLSI membership, the consensus document is published at the next level.
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CLSI develops and publishes standards and guidelines through a consensus process that involves representatives from government, industry, and the health care professions. Because of the unique credibility our threefold consensus process gives to our documents, regulatory agencies or accrediting bodies often require that a specific CLSI standard or guideline be followed. In these cases, following the standard or guideline becomes mandatory for institutions aiming to meet given regulatory or accreditation requirements.
The organization changed its name to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) in January 2005. The acronym NCCLS stood for its previous name, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards.
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We found that eCLIPSE is an easier system to use with many more features that our members enjoy. eCLIPSE allows our members to perform more advance searches, view new documents as soon as they are published, print documents, and administrators may create usernames and passwords. Members with access can sign into their eCLIPSE account.
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