Effect on Microbiology Laboratories Due to the Removal of References to the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)
and to CLSI Documents
• Notification: CLSI document references will be removed from the upcoming revision of the Survey Procedures and Interpretive
Guidelines (IGs) for Laboratories and Laboratory Services.
• Guidance: For Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) quality control (QC) compliance in each time frame.