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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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M100-S27 Revised AST Breakpoints Document

January 1, 2017

To improve detection and reporting of antimicrobial resistance, the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has published a revised edition of its annual supplement providing revised breakpoints, new testing recommendations, and reporting changes needed to incorporate into routine practice. The document, titled Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (M100, 27th ed.), provides updated tables for the CLSI antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) standards Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility Tests (M02-Ed12), Methods for Dilution Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria That Grow Aerobically (M07-Ed10), and Methods for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Anaerobic Bacteria (M11-Ed8).

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Revised Veterinary AST Document

January 1, 2017

A variety of laboratory techniques can be used to measure the in vitro susceptibility of bacteria to antimicrobial agents. This document, titled Methods for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Infrequently Isolated or Fastidious Bacteria Isolated From Animals (VET06-Ed1), describes the standard disk diffusion method, as well as standard broth dilution (macrodilution and microdilution) and agar dilution techniques for infrequently isolated or fastidious bacteria from animals. It includes procedures designed to standardize test performance as well as recommendations for QC and growth conditions for the organisms.

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Revised Human IgE Assay Report

October 7, 2016

To define the current state of reagents and serological assay technology used to measure total human immunoglobulin E (IgE) and IgE antibodies of defined allergen specificities in human blood, the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has published a revised report that focuses on IgE assay design and calibration, validation methods, QA of assay reagents, QC strategies, and clinical applications.

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