Clinical breakpoints

Clinical breakpoints

See information on Clinical breakpoint tables.

 

Breakpoint table for bacteria

 
Clinical breakpoints - bacteria (v 7.1) - pdf file for Printing (Update 2017-03-13)
Clinical breakpoints - bacteria (v 7.1) - excel file for screen (Update 2017-03-13)

Note: To utilize all functions in the Excel® file, use Microsoft™ original programs only.

 

Changes in EUCAST Breakpoint Tables v 7.1, 10 March 2017 marked in light blue. All previous Changes (between versions 6.0 and 7.0) are still marked in pale yellow).

  • Staphylococcus spp. - Cefoxitin screen for S. epidermidis (zone diameter) revised
    Staphylococcus spp. - Cefoxitin screen for S. pseudintermedius replaced with oxacillin (zone diameter).
  • Topical agents - Mupirocin ECOFF changed from 1/1 to 1 mg/L (typo)
  • Dosages - Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid standard and high dose revised
    Dosages - Ceftazidime-avibactam high dose removed (typo)

 

The most important news and changes in version 7.0 are
- Breakpoints added for ceftazidime-avibactam, nitroxoline and fosfomycin (zone diameter).
- All fluoroquinolone breakpoints have been reviewed and several revised (MIC and zone diameter).

- Additional colistin quality control strain/recommendations added.

- Disk diffusion method and breakpoints (MIC and zone diameter) for Aerococcus sanguinicola and urinae and for Kingella kingae. 
- A few zone diameter breakpoints for various organisms/groups have been revised.
- ECOFFs and breakpoints for agents that are used topically have been moved from the Guidance document into the Breakpoint table, and updated accordingly.

- Dosages have been added for several agents.  

 

Changes are listed in detail in tab "Changes" in breakpoint tables and minor changes between the preliminary and final version of breakpoint table v 7.0 are listed in a separate document.

 

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Breakpoints published in Addendum during the year will be part of the next version of the full Clinical breakpoint tables valid from early January each year.

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Breakpoint table for Candida spp and Aspergillus spp

 

Clinical breakpoints - fungi (v 8.1) - pdf file for printing (2 March, 2017)

Clinical breakpoints - fungi (v 8.1) - excel file for screen (2 March, 2017)

 

The format for MIC dilutions have been changed: 0.03 to 0.032 mg/L, 0.06 to 0.064 mg/L and 0.12 to 0.125 mg/L..
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Breakpoints published in Addendum during the year will be part of the next version of the full Clinical breakpoint tables valid from early January each year.

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Previous versions of breakpoint tables

 

 

Previous versions of breakpoint tables. 

Clinical breakpoints - bacteria (v 7.0) - pdf file for printing (2017-01-01 - 03-13) 

Clinical breakpoints - bacteria (v 7.0) - excel file for screen (2017-01-01 - 03-13) 

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Definitions of clinical breakpoints and epidemiological cut off values

 

 

 

 

Last update: 07 April 2013