About CLSI’s Subcommittee on Veterinary Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (VAST)
Volunteers for CLSI’s 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.
ECOFFinder— 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.