These updated protocols are useful for clinical and public health laboratories. Laboratories that are updating or revising their IQCPs may consider adopting the updated templates or may continue to use the prior templates. If a laboratory is writing a new IQCP, the laboratory may consider applying these updated templates. A practical strategy would be to review these examples together with materials provided by your manufacturer, your accreditation organization and CMS when developing your IQCPs.
- AST IQCP Introduction
- AST IQCP Q&A
- Minimal Inhibitory Concentration (MIC)-based AST System IQCP Example
- Disk Diffusion AST IQCP Example
- Streamlined QC of Commercial Identification System IQCP Example
- Commercially Prepared “CLSI-Exempt” Media IQCP Example
ASM's Clinical and Public Health Microbiology Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org