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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.

Dr. Harry Hannon’s Passing

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of long-time CLSI volunteer William Harry Hannon, PhD. For most of his long career, Dr. Hannon was known for his leadership in developing and supporting public health laboratory newborn screening using dried blood spots, preventing infant death, and enhancing the lives of children and families both here in the US and around the globe.

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Explore CLSI’s New Implementation Guides

Created to help your lab staff properly implement the procedures in our Evaluation Protocol (EP) standards, CLSI’s new implementation guides can help your laboratory verify test precision, accuracy, and other important performance characteristics. The guides are intended to be used by the laboratory scientists who perform verification testing. They describe the procedures necessary for a medical laboratory to verify a manufacturer’s or a laboratory-developed test’s performance claims.

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Provide Accurate AST Results With the Newest Edition of M100

The 32nd Edition of M100—Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing will be publishing soon, and is available for preorder now. M100 reports the antibiotic breakpoints that help medical laboratorians throughout the world provide accurate test results to health care providers. These breakpoints aid laboratorians in selecting the most appropriate and effective antimicrobial treatments for patients. The 32nd edition of M100 is available alone or in several package options with its companions, M02 and M07. M100 is also available in a convenient electronic subscription format, M100 Plus.

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World AIDs Day 21

World AIDS Day 2021

World AIDS Day is acknowledged every year on the first of December to raise awareness, show support for people living with HIV, and unite in the fight against HIV.

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is celebrated from November 18-24 every year. The 2021 theme, “Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance,” calls on One Health stakeholders, policymakers, health care providers, and the general public to be antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Awareness champions. A media toolkit is available for those who wish to participate.

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Resolving and Preventing Laboratory Deficiencies

CLSI volunteer Luci Berte recently presented information about the 10 Most Common Laboratory Deficiencies: Tools to Resolve and Prevent Them on the ASCLS podcast “Off the Bench.” 1 P.A.C.E.® education credit is available by participating in the self-study module associated with this episode of the podcast, and is free for ASCLS members.

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World Standards Week 2021

ANSI’s World Standards Week (WSW) is a premier annual gathering that brings together ANSI members and private- and public-sector stakeholders from across the standards and conformity assessment communities to engage on priority issues and celebrate standardization achievements. To protect health and safety while bringing together our members and participants, ANSI is splitting World Standards Week 2021 across fall 2021 (virtual events) and spring 2022 (in-person events).

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