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CLSI Blog Articles

Read the latest articles about CLSI and laboratory standards in the official CLSI Blog. Browse our most recent blog articles below.

MALDI-TOF for the Microbiology Laboratory

Mass spectrometry is a technique used to analyze the mass-to-charge ratio of various compounds. Learn more about MALDI-TOF for the Microbiology Laboratory from CLSI, including information about CLSI Document M58.

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CLSI at AACC: 2018 Highlights

Last month CLSI attended the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, which is the largest global scientific conference and tradeshow in the field of laboratory medicine and is sponsored by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC).

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Quality Management in the Laboratory

No matter where a patient has a test performed, they should expect the same results. Unfortunately, those of us in the laboratory world know that isn’t always the case. That’s why implementing a quality management system in your laboratory is so important. Implementing a quality management system can help your lab provide patients with the most accurate results every time.

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National Safety Month

June is National Safety month. The National Safety Council’s campaign is dedicated to promoting awareness about emergency preparedness, wellness, falls, and driving safety. Shareable campaign materials are available on their website.

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World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day is celebrated each year on June 19. The UNESCO and World Health Organization recognize sickle cell disease, also known as sickle cell anemia, as a public health priority.

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World Blood Donor Day 2018

World Blood Donor Day, celebrated every year on June 14, is a day to thank volunteer blood donors for their life-saving gift and to raise awareness of the need for blood donations. Regular blood donations help to ensure the quality and availability of blood and blood products for patients around the world. This year’s theme is “Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life.”

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Urine Versus Blood for Laboratory Testing of Pain Management Patients

Because of the risk of addiction or abuse, it’s common practice to monitor pain management patients for compliance with therapy. Unfortunately, some pain management patients have been known to take additional illicit drugs, while others who are already addicted to illicit drugs may feign pain to acquire additional prescription opioids, complicating testing.

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CLSI AST News Update | June 2018

CLSI's Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) Outreach Working Group has published Volume 3, Issue 2 of their biannual AST News Update (Spring 2018). Read it today!

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CLSI's Chemistry Standards

50 years ago, in 1968, a group of 31 individuals who wanted to find a way to standardize blood chemistry testing started CLSI. Today we offer over 20 clinical chemistry documents that provide guidance on the latest methods and best practices for clinical chemistry and toxicology testing, as well as a full library of method evaluation documents that provide concise explanations and instructions for evaluation of test method performance characteristics.

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