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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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CLSI Publishes Newborn Screening Document NBS03—Newborn Screening for Preterm, Low Birth Weight, and Sick Newborns, 2nd Edition

August 14, 2019

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has published NBS03—Newborn Screening for Preterm, Low Birth Weight, and Sick Newborns. NBS03 describes newborn screening (NBS) of preterm, low birth weight (LBW), and sick newborns worldwide to detect treatable diseases before physical damage can occur. In developed countries, treatment advances have improved survival rates, making early disease detection by NBS even more important.

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CLSI Publishes New Veterinary Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Document—VET09— Understanding Susceptibility Test Data as a Component of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Settings

August 8, 2019

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published the first edition of VET09—Understanding Susceptibility Test Data as a Component of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Settings. VET09 provides veterinarians with the information needed to successfully acquire and interpret antimicrobial susceptibility test results. It promotes common understanding between the veterinarian and the veterinary microbiology laboratory by providing example culture and susceptibility reports and animal species–specific guidance on applying breakpoints to interpret susceptibility test results.

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