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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 vote@clsi.org 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.

DOCUMENTS FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT

M11 (Proposed Draft)—Methods for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Anaerobic Bacteria. This standard provides reference methods for determining minimal inhibitory concentrations of anaerobic bacteria by agar dilution and broth microdilution. This draft document is available to the public for review and comment for 60 days (1 March to 30 April 2018).

M48 (Proposed Draft)—Laboratory Detection and Identification of Mycobacteria. This guideline provides recommendations for medical mycobacteriology laboratories on the optimal approach for diagnosis of mycobacterial infections. This draft document is available to the public for review and comment for 60 days (1 March to 30 April 2018).

M24 (Proposed Draft)—Susceptibility Testing of Mycobacteria, Nocardia spp., and Other Aerobic Actinomycetes. This standard provides protocols and related quality control parameters for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of mycobacteria, Nocardia spp., and other aerobic actinomycetes. This draft document is available to the public for review and comment for 60 days (10 April to 8 June 2018).

M44 (Proposed Draft)—Method for Antifungal Disk Diffusion Susceptibility Testing of Yeast. This guideline provides an established methodology for disk diffusion testing of Candida spp., along with recommendations for results interpretation and quality control testing. This draft document is available to the public for review and comment for 60 days (10 April to 8 June 2018).



The review and comment period provides an opportunity for the public to offer input on draft consensus documents. At the end of the 60-day review and comment period, the committee that developed the document is required to review and provide responses to all comments received and revise the draft document as appropriate.

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 be considered either final or published and may not be quoted or referenced.