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CLSI publishes test utilization document, 11/17

November 2017—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published “Developing and Managing a Medical Laboratory (Test) Utilization Program (GP49),” which provides guidance on the process for developing and effectively maintaining a test utilization or laboratory stewardship committee.

MALDI-TOF MS microbiology document, 10/17

October 2017—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published a microbiology guideline, “M58: Methods for the Identification of Cultured Microorganisms Using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry, 1st ed.”

Antimicrobial testing standards, 8/17

August 2017—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published a revised edition of “M100: Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, 27th ed.,” its annual supplement that provides revised breakpoints, new testing recommendations, and reporting changes needed to incorporate into routine practice.

IgE assay design guidance, 7/17

July 2017—To define the current state of reagents and serological assay technology used to measure total human immunoglobulin E and IgE antibodies of defined allergen specificities in human blood, the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute published a revised document that focuses on IgE assay design and calibration, validation methods, quality assurance of assay reagents, quality control strategies, and clinical applications.

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.

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