Comment on New and Revised Standards

Help shape the standards that affect your day-to-day work.

To preserve the integrity of standards developed through the CLSI consensus process, we seek input from the public on our in-process drafts before they are approved for publication. Opening the dialogue to CLSI members and nonmembers alike, we encourage your involvement in shaping our documents to ensure all interested parties are given a voice.

General Information

Requests for documents should be submitted via e-mail to or by fax to +1.610.688.0700. Comments related to CLSI draft documents shall be made in writing using the comment table form and shall be submitted no later than the comment deadline indicated below.


C63 (Proposed Draft)Laboratory Support for Pain Management. This guideline includes information for medical laboratories and clinical practices that provide services for pain management. 

This draft document is available to the public for review and comment for 60 days (26 July to 25 September 2017). 

The review and comment period helps ensure that consensus is achieved so that approved consensus documents can be distributed for use in the health care community. At the end of the 60-day review and comment period, the committee that developed the document is obligated to review all comments, respond in writing to all substantive comments, and revise the draft document as appropriate. CLSI greatly appreciates your valuable feedback.

Please note CLSI draft documents are available only for the purposes of review and comment, and are not to be reproduced or circulated for any other reason. Draft documents have not completed the consensus review process, and therefore shall not be used for any clinical purposes or to satisfy regulatory or accreditation requirements. They should not to be considered either final or published and may not be quoted or referenced.