CLSI Blog Articles

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

Managing Electronic Data Reporting in the Medical Laboratory

Patient care is complex and depends on accurate and timely information, including patient examination information provided by the laboratory. The results provided by the laboratory are a valuable resource used to guide clinical decision making for improving patient outcomes. An efficient laboratory data management system is crucial for the smooth operation of the lab.

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Improving Accuracy of Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis newborn screening accuracy is essential for early diagnosis and treatment, which has been shown to improve outcomes. In a seven year study of 16 sibling pairs with cystic fibrosis, it was found thatearly initiation of therapy (before age 1) was beneficial. Although cystic fibrosis neonatal screening will identify the vast majority of infants with cystic fibrosis, there are many factors in the newborn screening system that can lead to misdiagnosis.

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CLSI/ASM Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Webinar Series

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most serious public health concerns in the world. Although AMR occurs naturally over time, the misuse and overuse of antimicrobials is speeding this process. An example of antimicrobial misuse is when a patient with a viral infection is given an antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection. Another example is a patient with a bacterial infection taking the wrong antibiotic for that infection.

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Is Your Lab Emergency Ready?

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September. This year’s NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

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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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