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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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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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CLSI Publishes Newborn Screening Document NBS08—Newborn Screening for Hemoglobinopathies, 1st Edition

November 5, 2019

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has published NBS08—Newborn Screening for Hemoglobinopathies, 1st Edition. NBS08 describes the newborn screening (NBS) processes for testing dried blood spot specimens to detect hemoglobinopathies and thalassemias not usually evident at birth. Hemoglobinopathies and thalassemias are clinically significant congenital red blood cell disorders caused by structural or other hemoglobin abnormalities, resulting in various clinical manifestations.

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CLSI Publishes New Automation and Informatics Document (AUTO15)

September 12, 2019

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has published AUTO15—Autoverification of Medical Laboratory Results for Specific Disciplines provides general guidance, as well as discipline-specific direction, on design and validation of an autoverification system. Autoverification is the process by which laboratory analyte results are accepted or rejected for automatic delivery to a patient data repository. This process uses a predetermined set of criteria applied at one or more points during the electronic flow of information. This guideline is provided for use by laboratorians, personnel responsible for information systems, and vendors for medical informatics and in vitro diagnostics.

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