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CLSI - M48

Laboratory Detection and Identification of Mycobacteria

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Organization: CLSI
Publication Date: 1 September 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 102
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Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute guideline M48-Laboratory Detection and Identification of Mycobacteria covers topics related to laboratory diagnosis of mycobacterial infections, including safety and risk assessment, referrals, clinical significance, acceptable specimen types, specimen collection, transport, and storage, specimen processing methods, microscopy for direct detection, molecular methods for directly detecting mycobacteria in patient specimens, culture methods, contamination issues, reporting, quality control, and conventional identification methods as they relate to mass spectrometry and genotypic procedures. Recommendations for managing the unique challenges associated with the increasing incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria infections are included.

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). Laboratory Detection and Identification of Mycobacteria. 2nd ed. CLSI guideline M48 (ISBN 978-1-68440-019-5 [Print]; ISBN 978-1-68440-020-1 [Electronic]). Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, 950 West Valley Road, Suite 2500, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 USA, 2018.

Document History

M48
September 1, 2018
Laboratory Detection and Identification of Mycobacteria
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute guideline M48—Laboratory Detection and Identification of Mycobacteria covers topics related to laboratory diagnosis of mycobacterial infections, including...
May 1, 2008
Laboratory Detection and Identification of Mycobacteria; Approved Guideline
The combination of traditional and newer alternative methods for the isolation and identification of mycobacteria offers opportunities to significantly impact the management of patients with...

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