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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.

Member Case Study: Creating a CLSI Intelligence Team at Your Organization

During CLSI’s latest member webinar, Expanding CLSI Involvement at Your Organization, member delegate Victoria Petrides, MS, Program Manager, Technical Design Quality from Abbott discussed how Abbott set up a CLSI Intelligence Team to increase volunteer involvement. Some of the key points from the webinar included the advantages of expanded CLSI involvement, the challenges faced by Abbott before the formation of the CLSI Intelligence Team, and a roadmap to expanding CLSI involvement at your organization.

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Global Health Partnerships January-February 2023 Updates

CLSI staff recently returned from a busy trip that included stops in India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Highlights from the trip included attending the India Directors Conclave and MedLab Middle East 2023, as well as hosting a three-day training on the updates to ISO 15189:2022. Learn more about what our staff accomplished on this international trip!

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ISO Has Published a New Edition of ISO 15189—Requirements for Quality and Competence

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a new edition of ISO 15189—Medical laboratories—Requirements for quality and competence. ISO 15189 is applicable to medical laboratories in developing their quality management systems and assessing their competence and for confirming or recognizing the competence of medical laboratories by laboratory users, regulatory authorities, and accreditation bodies. ISO 15189 is also pertinent to point-of-care testing (POCT).

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WHO Report Indicates Increasing Antibacterial Resistance

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report reveals high levels of resistance in bacteria that cause life-threatening bloodstream infections, as well as increasing resistance to treatment in several bacteria causing common infections based on data reported by 87 countries in 2020.

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AST and Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Veterinary Profession

Selecting antimicrobial agents for preventing, controlling, and treating bacterial disease in animals requires weighing multiple factors. These include likelihood of pathogenic bacteria being present, expected response to therapy, availability of effective formulations, logistics of administering drugs in animals, cost, and legal restrictions. Use of AST can provide evidence related to the expected response to therapy when AST is applied judiciously and interpreted appropriately.

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is an annual global campaign to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and encourage best practices among the public, One Health stakeholders, and policymakers, who all play an important role in reducing the further emergence and spread of AMR. WAAW will be celebrated November 18-24.

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Celebrate World Standards Day With CLSI

Standards make the world a safer place. They touch almost every part of our daily lives by ensuring that products and services work the way that we expect them to, making life safer and more enjoyable. Standards are essential to creating a fairer, more sustainable world and achieving the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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