About CLSI’s Subcommittee on Veterinary Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (VAST)

Volunteers for the Subcommittee on Veterinary Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (VAST) collaborate to develop standards and guidelines that promote accurate antimicrobial susceptibility testing and appropriate reporting.

Individuals from the following areas join together to pool knowledge, expertise, and viewpoints:

  • Veterinary microbiology laboratories
  • Government agencies
  • Veterinary care providers and educators
  • Pharmaceutical and diagnostic microbiology laboratories

In this way, the interests of the professions, government, and industry remain balanced and aimed at a single common interest—quality medical testing.

View VAST Meeting Files and Resources

— Microsoft Excel spreadsheet calculator designed to estimate epidemiological cutoff values (ECVs, ECOFFs) for the minimal inhibitory concentrations or minimal effective concentrations of wild-type bacterial or fungal populations.

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