Category Archives: CLSI

CLSI QMS25-Ed1

Handbook for Developing a Laboratory Quality Manual, 1st Edition, QMS25Ed1E

Published by: 2017-01-23 / 2017-01-23 / 104 pages
This handbook assists laboratories in developing a quality manual—
a vital component of implementing and maintaining a complete laboratory quality management system.

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CLSI M07-A10 and M100-S27 Package

Methods for Dilution Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria That Grow Aerobically; Approved Standard -Tenth Edition / Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Twenty-Fifth Informational Supplement

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M07-A10 and M100-S27 Package of Two Documents:

M07-A10: Methods for Dilution Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria That Grow Aerobically; Approved Standard – Tenth Edition. This document addresses reference methods for the determination of minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of aerobic bacteria by broth macrodilution, broth microdilution, and agar dilution.

M100-S27: Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Twenty Seventh Informational Supplement

This document provides updated tables for the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute antimicrobial susceptibility testing standards M02-A12, M07-A10, and M11-A8.

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CLSI QMS21

Purchasing and Inventory Management, 1st Edition, QMS21Ed1E

Published by: 2016-11-01 / 2016-11-01 / 114 pages
This guideline describes effective purchasing and inventory management processes, which ensure availability of the appropriate equipment, instruments, reagents, consumable materials, other products, and services procured from external sources needed for providing quality laboratory services.

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CLSI M57-Ed1

Principles and Procedures for the Development of Epidemiological Cutoff Values for Antifungal Susceptibility Testing

Published by: 2016-04-25 / 2016-04-25 / 28 pages
This guideline includes the criteria for developing and using epidemiological cutoff values for guiding clinical decisions when testing fungal species and antifungal agent combinations for which there are no breakpoints.

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CLSI M59-Ed1

Epidemiological Cutoff Values for Antifungal Susceptibility Testing, 1st Edition

Published by: 2016-04-25 / 2016-04-25 / 22 pages
This guideline includes the criteria for developing and using epidemiological cutoff values for guiding clinical decisions when testing fungal species and antifungal agent combinations for which there are no breakpoints.

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CLSI POCT17-Ed1

Use of Glucose Meters for Critically Ill Patients, 1st Edition, POCT17Ed1E

Published by: 2016-03-29 / 2016-03-29
This white paper includes an overview of glucose meter limitations with practical advice for use of glucose meters in critically ill patients.

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CLSI M02-A12 and M100-S26 Package

Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility Tests; Approved Standard -Twelfth Edition/Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, Twenty-Fifth Informational Supplement

Published by: 2016-01-01 / 2016-01-01
Package of Two Documents

M02-A12: Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility Tests; Approved Standard – Twelfth Edition

This document contains the current Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute-recommended methods for disk susceptibility testing, criteria for quality control testing, and updated tables for interpretive zone diameters.

M100-S26: Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Twenty Fifth Informational Supplement

This document provides updated tables for the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute antimicrobial susceptibility testing standards M02-A12, M07-A10, and M11-A8.

Clinicians depend heavily on information from the clinical microbiology laboratory for treatment of their seriously ill patients. The clinical importance of antimicrobial susceptibility test results requires that these tests be performed under optimal conditions and that laboratories have the capability to provide results for the newest antimicrobial agents.

The tabular information presented here represents the most current information for drug selection, interpretation, and quality control using the procedures standardized in the most current editions of M02, M07, and M11.

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CLSI M45

Methods for Antimicrobial Dilution and Disk Susceptibility Testing of Infrequently Isolated or Fastidious Bacteria; Third Edition, M45Ed3EA2E

Published by: 2015-10-01 / 2015-10-01 / 120 pages
This guideline informs clinical, public health, and research laboratories on susceptibility testing of infrequently isolated or fastidious bacteria that are not included in CLSI documents M02, M07, or M100. Antimicrobial agent selection, test interpretation, and quality control are addressed.

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CLSI QMS11-Ed2

Management of Nonconforming Laboratory Events, QMS11Ed2E

Published by: 2015-08-25 / 2015-08-25 / 128 pages
Grounded in the principles of quality management, risk management, and patient safety, this guideline provides an outline and content for developing a program to manage a laboratory?s nonconforming events.

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CLSI M02-A12 and M100-S25 Package

Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility Tests; Approved Standard -Twelfth Edition/Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, Twenty-Fifth Informational Supplement

Published by: Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute / 2015-01-01
Package of Two Documents

M02-A12: Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility Tests; Approved Standard – Twelfth Edition

This document contains the current Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute-recommended methods for disk susceptibility testing, criteria for quality control testing, and updated tables for interpretive zone diameters.

M100-S25: Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Twenty Fifth Informational Supplement

This document provides updated tables for the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute antimicrobial susceptibility testing standards M02-A12, M07-A10, and M11-A8.

Clinicians depend heavily on information from the clinical microbiology laboratory for treatment of their seriously ill patients. The clinical importance of antimicrobial susceptibility test results requires that these tests be performed under optimal conditions and that laboratories have the capability to provide results for the newest antimicrobial agents.

The tabular information presented here represents the most current information for drug selection, interpretation, and quality control using the procedures standardized in the most current editions of M02, M07, and M11.

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This publication is available both in printed and PDF edition.