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CLSI Press Releases

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CLSI Publishes New Edition of GP42—Collection of Capillary Blood Specimens, 7th Edition

September 25, 2020

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has published GP42—Collection of Capillary Blood Specimens, 7th Edition. GP42 provides procedures for collection of capillary blood specimens that contribute to the accuracy of the results and the safety of the patient and the health care professional. Specifications for collection sites, puncture depth, and disposable devices used to collect, process, and transfer capillary blood specimens are also included.

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CLSI Publishes New Edition of Molecular Methods Document

August 28, 2020

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has published MM13—Collection, Transport, Preparation, and Storage of Specimens for Molecular Methods, 2nd ed. MM13 describes general technical principles for ensuring optimal specimen collection, transport, storage, and nucleic acid isolation for molecular diagnostic test methods. It is intended for all health care professionals responsible for obtaining and transporting specimens from patients or preparing samples for molecular tests. It is also intended for manufacturers of specimen collection devices and sample preparation reagents, kits, and instrumentation.

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CLSI Publishes Two New Veterinary Medicine Documents—VET03 and VET04

June 1, 2020

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published VET03, Methods for Antimicrobial Broth Dilution and Disk Diffusion Susceptibility Testing of Bacteria Isolated From Aquatic Animals, 2nd Edition and its supplement, VET04, Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Bacteria Isolated From Aquatic Animals, 3rd Edition.

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CLSI’s Publishes 30th Edition of M100

January 23, 2020

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute announces the publication of its annually updated antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) supplement M100—Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, 30th ed. M100 is available as part of a package with either M02—Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility, 13th Ed. or M07— Methods for Dilution Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria That Grow Aerobically, 11th Ed., or all three documents together.

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CLSI Excellence Awards

January 23, 2020

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute announces the recipients of its 2020 Excellence Awards.  These awards celebrate the achievements of CLSI volunteers who have helped improve the quality of medical care worldwide.

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CLSI Publishes POCT15—Point-of-Care Testing for Infectious Disease

January 21, 2020

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published POCT15—Point-of-Care Testing for Infectious Disease. POCT15 is intended for use in assessing, implementing, and managing programs for the detection, control and/or management of infectious diseases using point-of-care testing (POCT) methodologies.

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