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CLSI Publishes New Quality Management Document

September 29, 2017

QMS19 provides information on how laboratories can develop and maintain a customer focus and meet the regulatory and accreditation requirements for managing external and internal customers. The document is intended to assist laboratories in meeting customer-based requirements for their quality management system (QMS).

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CLSI Partners With CDC to Increase Effectiveness of Laboratory Practice Guidelines

September 5, 2017

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are entering the fifth year of a cooperative agreement intended to increase effectiveness and adoption of model laboratory practice guidelines. A laboratory practice guideline is a written recommendation for voluntary, standardized approaches for medical laboratory testing.

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New Quality Management Document

August 31, 2017

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute announces the publication of External Assessments, Audits, and Inspections of the Laboratory (QMS17).

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New Test Utilization Document

July 31, 2017

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute announces the publication of Developing and Managing a Medical Laboratory (Test) Utilization Program (GP49-Ed1).

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New and Updated Newborn Screening Laboratory Documents

May 31, 2017

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published two newborn screening documents: Newborn Screening by Tandem Mass Spectrometry (NBS04-Ed2), and Newborn Blood Spot Screening for Pompe Disease by Lysosomal Acid a-Glucosidase Activity Assays (NBS07-Ed1).

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New & Updated Phlebotomy Documents

April 28, 2017

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published two phlebotomy documents: Collection of Diagnostic Venous Blood Specimens (GP41-Ed7) and Essential Elements of a Phlebotomy Training Program (GP48-Ed1).

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New MALDI-TOF MS Microbiology Document

April 28, 2017

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published the microbiology guideline Methods for the Identification of Cultured Microorganisms Using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (M58-Ed1).

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CLSI Announces 2017 Excellence Awards Recipients

February 17, 2017

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—January 2017—CLSI Excellence Awards are bestowed upon volunteers who are committed to CLSI’s mission. Recipients are recognized for dedicating significant time and effort to the development, implementation, and promotion of voluntary consensus standards. The recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the CLSI Awards Committee. CLSI celebrates the achievements of volunteers, as they are fundamental to the development of best practices in clinical and laboratory testing.

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