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Introduction of Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing Subcommittee Meeting

Original article

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2018 December, Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 69-74.

https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2018.21.4.69

Introduction of Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing Subcommittee Meeting

Chulhun L. Chang

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan and Chairperson, Board of Directors, the Korean Society of Clinical Microbiology, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Laboratory medicine is a specialized division that supports physicians in the care of patients by providing rapid and accurate in vitro diagnostic tests. Standardization of every component of a specific test is essential for producing accurate results. The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) was founded to develop a formal consensus process for standardization in 1968, and has been publishing standards and guidelines covering all aspects of clinical, research, and other laboratory work. CLSI guidelines are widely used around the world for standardization. The CLSI antimicrobial susceptibility testing subcommittee (AST SC) consists of 6 standing and many ad hoc working groups. Members of the AST SC review submitted proposals and suggestions, decide on approving these submissions in face-to-face meetings held twice a year, and revise CLSI documents accordingly. As these face-to-face meetings are open to anyone who registers to attend, I strongly encourage the members of our Society to attend and actively participate in document development. (Ann Clin Microbiol 2018;21:69-74)

Keywords

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Subcommittee, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, Document revision