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CLSI Publishes New Veterinary Medicine Standard and Supplement


CLSI Publishes New Veterinary Medicine Standard and Supplement

Published by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute

Wayne, Pennsylvania, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published VET01Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk and Dilution Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria Isolated From Animals and its supplement, VET01S (Formerly VET08).

VET01 describes disk diffusion, as well as standard broth dilution (macrodilution and microdilution) and agar dilution, and includes a series of procedures to standardize the way the tests are performed. The performance, applications, and limitations of the current CLSI-recommended methods are also described. The supplemental information (VET08 tables) used with this standard represents the most current information for antimicrobial agent selection, interpretation, and quality control using the procedures standardized in VET01.

The tables presented in VET01S represent the most current information for drug selection, interpretation, and quality control using the procedures standardized in VET01. Users should replace previously published tables with these new tables. Changes in the tables since the previous editions appear in boldface type.

Michael T. Sweeney, Chairholder of VET01 said, “The VET01 Standard has been reorganized in the path of a laboratory’s work flow with step-action tables added, and includes easy-to-use color-coded chapters that thoroughly describe each method for performing antibiotic susceptibility testing. Additionally, the new VET01S Supplement contains the most up-to-date clinical breakpoints that are of significance to veterinary medicine. Both the updated VET01 Standard and the new VET01S Supplement are essential documents for any veterinary diagnostic or research laboratory.”

For more information about VET01 and VET01S, contact Patrick McGinn at pmcginn@clsi.orgor +1.484.588.5933.

CLSI sets the standard for quality in medical laboratory testing. A not-for-profit membership organization, CLSI brings together the global laboratory community for the advancement of a common cause: to foster excellence in laboratory medicine.

For nearly 50 years, our members, volunteers, and customers have made CLSI a respected, transformative leader in the development and implementation of medical laboratory testing standards. Through our unified efforts, we will continue to set and uphold the standards that drive quality test results, enhance patient care delivery, and improve health care around the world.

By using CLSI standards, laboratorians can improve process quality, speed the development of standard operating procedures, and implement safer practices with greater ease and efficiency.




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