Press Releases

CLSI Publishes New Test Utilization Document – Posted: July 2017

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute announces the publication of Developing and Managing a Medical Laboratory (Test) Utilization Program (GP49). The appropriate use of medical laboratory tests is critical for the diagnosis and monitoring of disease, and provides guidance for patient care...

CLSI Updates Newborn Screening Laboratory Documents Posted: May 2017

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published two newborn screening documents: Newborn Screening by Tandem Mass Spectrometry (NBS04-Ed2) (https://clsi.org/standards/products/newborn-screening/documents/nbs04/), and Newborn Blood Spot Screening for Pompe Disease by Lysosomal Acid a-Glucosidase Activity Assays (NBS07-Ed1) (https://clsi.org/standards/products/newborn-screening/documents/nbs07/). Newborn Screening…

CLSI Publishes Toxicology and Drug Testing Document C52Posted: May 2017

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published the toxicology and chemistry guideline Toxicology and Drug Testing in the Medical Laboratory (C52-Ed3). Toxicology and Drug Testing in the Medical Laboratory (C52-Ed3) (https://clsi.org/standards/products/clinical-chemistry-and-toxicology/documents/c52/) helps medical laboratories develop procedures for…

CLSI Publishes New MALDI-TOF MS Microbiology DocumentPosted: April 2017

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—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). Methods for the Identification of Cultured Microorganisms Using Matrix-Assisted Laser…

CLSI Publishes New and Updated Phlebotomy DocumentsPosted: April 2017

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—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). Collection of Diagnostic Venous Blood Specimens (GP41-Ed7) (http://shop.clsi.org/general-lab-documents/GP41-Ed7.html) provides a process…

CLSI Publishes Quality Manual Development DocumentPosted: January 2017

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published the Quality Management Systems document Handbook for Developing a Laboratory Quality Manual (QMS25-Ed1) (https://clsi.org/standards/products/general-laboratory/documents/gp48/). Although many laboratories have implemented and sustained their Quality Management System (QMS) for years, some…

CLSI Publishes Revised AST Breakpoints DocumentPosted: January 2017

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—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…

CLSI Publishes Revised Veterinary AST DocumentPosted: January 2017

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—To assist veterinary diagnostic laboratories with testing organisms for which there are no standardized test methods or breakpoints, the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has published a new document that provides guidance for antimicrobial agent…

CLSI Publishes Revised Human IgE Assay ReportPosted: October 2016

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—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)…