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CLSI phlebotomy documents, 6/17

June 2017—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published two new phlebotomy documents, “Collection of Diagnostic Venous Blood Specimens (GP41-Ed7)” and “Essential Elements of a Phlebotomy Training Program (GP48-Ed1).”

IQCP without agony at the point of care

April 2016—For many point-of-care testing coordinators, the prospect of developing Individualized Quality Control Plans is far from enticing. But there has never been much chance that laboratories could opt out of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new quality control framework for much of their nonwaived testing.

Document on management of high-risk test results, 2/16

February 2016—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published a new document titled “Management of Critical- and Significant-Risk Results (GP47-Ed1).” This guideline provides current best practice recommendations for developing and implementing a policy and procedures for the identification, reporting, and management of critical- and significant-risk laboratory results.

Document on management of high-risk test results, 2/16

February 2016—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published a new document titled “Management of Critical- and Significant-Risk Results (GP47-Ed1).” This guideline provides current best practice recommendations for developing and implementing a policy and procedures for the identification, reporting, and management of critical- and significant-risk laboratory results.

Revised CLSI microbiology document, 1/16

January 2016—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute published a revised document titled “Methods for Antimicrobial Dilution and Disk Susceptibility Testing of Infrequently Isolated or Fastidious Bacteria (M45-Ed3).”

Lab personnel management document, 12/15

December 2015—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute published a new document titled “Laboratory Personnel Management (QMS16-Ed1).” This guideline describes the process for meeting the regulatory and accreditation requirements of personnel management in the laboratory environment.

Method evaluation standards, 11/15

November 2015—CLSI released new and revised standards on method evaluation titled “A Framework for Using CLSI Documents to Evaluate Clinical Laboratory Measurement Procedures (EP19-Ed2).”

Point-of-care testing standards, 10/15

CLSI released new and revised standards on point-of-care testing in relation to glucose measuring and monitoring. “Effects of Different Sample Types on Glucose Measurements, 1st Edition (POCT06-Ed1)” provides information to assist the clinical and point-of-care staff in result and measurement procedure comparisons of glucose tests and is intended for use by clinicians, point-of-care teams, pathologists, laboratory directors, and manufacturers of glucose testing devices.

CLSI Excellence Awards, 9/15

CLSI’s Excellence Awards are bestowed on volunteers who are dedicated and committed to the organization’s mission and who significantly contribute their services to the development, implementation, and promotion of consensus standards. The winners were nominated by their peers and then selected by the CLSI Awards Committee and announced in July.

Process management guideline, 6/15

June 2015—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published a new document, “Process Management (QMS18-Ed1).” The guideline defines four requirements for managing laboratory processes and provides suggestions for meeting regulatory and accreditation requirements …

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