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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.

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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Implementing a Laboratory Test Under Emergency Use Conditions

CLSI has published a white paper,  EP43—Implementing a Laboratory Test Under Emergency Use Conditions. EP43 covers public health emergencies (PHEs) in general, the ways in which emergency use authorizations (EUAs) may be used, and the ramifications of EUAs for medical laboratories and other testing sites.

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CLSI's Work in Zambia

With the support of the Ministry of Health Zambia and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CLSI, through its Global Health Partnerships (GHP) has been supporting laboratory strengthening activities in Zambia since 2010. More recently, in conjunction with Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia-Lab Innovation for Excellence (CIDRZ LIFE) project, quality management system (QMS) activities have expanded to reach more laboratories.

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National HIV Testing Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.2 million people in the United States have HIV, including about 161,800 people who are unaware of their status. Nearly 40% of new HIV infections are transmitted by people who don’t know they have the virus. For people with undiagnosed HIV, testing is the first step in maintaining a healthy life and preventing HIV transmission.

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CLSI M100 in China

Through an agreement with CLSI, a program to translate M100 into Chinese was developed by the China Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System, which includes 1,500 clinical laboratories as members.

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