While laboratory workers are always vigilant against laboratory-acquired infections, uncertainty has arisen in the medical laboratory community about the most effective way to protect against COVID-19. The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides guidelines for safe COVID-19 specimen processing, as well as information about proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for laboratory workers.Read More
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The bipartisan bill, Verifying Accurate Leading-edge IVCT Development Act (VALID), was introduced to Congress on March 5, 2020. This legislative effort, if enacted, will overhaul the regulatory oversight of in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) in the United States and create a single system for regulation of LDTs and manufacturers’ IVCTs.Read More
Measurement procedure comparison is one of the most common techniques used by both manufacturers and medical laboratorians to estimate the bias of an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) measurement procedure relative to a comparator.Read More
At the invitation of US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), CLSI’s Global Health Partnerships (GHP) visited Tanzania, one of the first countries with which GHP partnered, in 2005. This was to be the first of many visits and a long-term partnership.Read More
M24 is an important foundation guideline that supports CLSI’s library of antimicrobial and antifungal susceptibility testing documents.Read More
CLSI’s GHP team will be hosting a workshop on February 9-11th at the Medlab Middle East exhibition in Dubai. Participants will learn how a laboratory can establish an internal audit program to enhance the quality of its services through continual improvement.Read More
Is It Necessary to Perform a Full Validation With All New Specimen Types? EP35 provides the answers.
EP35—Assessment of Equivalence or Suitability of Specimen Types for Medical Laboratory Measurement Procedures, 1st Edition provides recommendations for assessing clinically equivalent performance for additional specimen types.Read More