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CLSI Publishes New Edition of QMS20—The Cost of Quality in Medical Laboratories

November 19, 2020

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has published QMS20—The Cost of Quality in Medical Laboratories, 2nd Edition. This guideline describes quality costs in laboratory expenditures (including prevention, appraisal, internal failure, and external failure costs) and suggests ways that laboratories can apply this information to continually improve their processes, services, and financial performance.

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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 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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