Latest Changes

Title Description Major Minor Date
Addendum: the warning against using gradient tests to confirm low-level vancomycin resistance in Enterococci now extended to encompass M.I.C.E 2018/08/16
Modified definitions of S, I and R The modified definitions of S, I and R are valid from 1 January, 2019. 2018/07/17
EUCAST system for antimicrobial abbreviation 2018/07/13
General Consultation on the revision of carbapenem breakpoints 2018/07/13
Warning against the use of gradient tests for confirming low level vancomycin resistance in Enterococci EUCAST together with the Norwegian Reference Laboratory issue a WARNING against the use of Etest™ (bioMérieux) and MTS™ (Liofilchem) for vancomycin MIC determination in Enterococcus faecalis and E. faecium with low-level vancomycin resistance. 2018/07/10
The ECOFF finder program is now available from the EUCAST website 2018/07/10
General Consultation Dosing and modes of administration EUCAST General Consultation on the validity of doses and modes of administration of antibacterial agents. 2018/07/06
The QC Tables for Antifungal susceptibilitytesting are updated The EUCAST subcommittee on antifungal susceptibility testing (EUCAST AFST) has updated the QC Tables. 2018/06/29
Files showing the validation of disk diffusion against MIC values have been updated. All files showing the correlation between EUCAST disk diffusion and broth microdilution MIC values have been update. Files for Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, Stenotrophomonas and Yersinia have been added. 2018/06/07
EUCAST AFST General Committee meeting 2018 - minutes 2018/05/30
EUCAST responses to comments on the proposal to modify definitions of S, I and R. EUCAST has proposed to modify the definitions of S, I and R and to remove the "buffering for technical uncertainty" hitherto a part of the definition of the intermediate category. EUCAST responses to comments on the 3rd consultation are now published. 2018/05/17
EUCAST Breakpoint tables updated to v 8.1 EUCAST breakpoint tables v 8.0 (valid from 1 Jan, 2018) has been updated to v 8.1 (valid from 16 May, 2018). The following updates (highlighted in light blue in tables) were introduced: - Enterobacterales, carbapenems comment 1 - Staphylococcus spp, penicillins comment 4 - Dosing tab, standard dosing of colistin 2018/05/16
General consultation on MIC distributions and the setting of ECOFFs 2018/05/01
Changes to the page "Compliance of manufacturers" The document "Compliance of manufacturers" will not be further updated. The page still lists the most recent version and all previous versions, but also what users should expect from manufacturers. 2018/04/16
The NAC from Finland presented 2018/04/12
FAQ question 8 updated Question 8 on temocillin has been updated 11 April 2018. 2018/04/11
VetCAST VetCAST documents uploaded (minutes from the March meeting; guidelines on how to collect and handle PK data and more. 2018/04/09
EUCAST Network laboratories - list updated The number of laboratories signing up to the EUCAST Laboratory Network is increasing. The list has been updated both for bacteriology and fungi. 2018/04/05
Breakpoint Tables v 8.0 in Serbian The Serbian NAC has translated the EUCAST breakpoint tables v 8.0 into Serbian. 2018/03/29
SOPs 3, 7, 8 and 9 were updated to new versions SOPs are updated on a regular basis. 2018/03/26
Serbian NAC formed 2018/03/20
The New Zealand NAC has organised a website. 2018/03/08
Consultation on modifying definitions of S, I and R and introducing the Area of Technical Uncertainty Consultation 23 February - 10 April, 2018 2018/02/23
FAQ - updated version 18 February, 2018 2018/02/18
Breakpoint table for antifungal agents updated 2018 (11 Febr, 2018) 2018/02/11
Consultation Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae are two of the most common organisms associated with respiratory tract infections. Non-invasive infections are often treated with oral amoxicillin. There are currently no breakpoints that take into account the oral dosing regimens and PK-PD data specific to this indication. This is a consultation on proposed oral dosing. Download consultation document and form for comments. 2018/02/07
AFST Minutes and Meetings page updated 2018/01/30
General Committee update - new representative for Finland 2018/01/30
Updates to the AFST page listing publications 2018/01/29
EUCAST colistin AST evaluation published See publication 2018/01/17
New version of QC tables published 2018/01/04
Website statistics updated Updated statistics on website hits and downloads on and from the EUCAST website. 2018/01/03
Breakpoint tables v 8.0 (2018) published The 2018 version of the EUCAST breakpoint tables published. 2018/01/01
VetCAST Newsletter December 2017 published 2017/12/29
Voriconazole rationale document v 3.0 (19 Dec 2017) A new version of the voriconazole rationale document published following general consultation Dec 2017 (there were no comments). 2017/12/19
Legionella guidance document updated The recommendation on which QC type strain should be used has been corrected. 2017/12/11
General consultation on Breakpoint tables v8.0 Deadline for comments December 18, 2017 2017/12/08
General consultation on proposed changes to voriconazole breakpoints 2017/11/28
Warnings website updated 2017/11/23
EUCAST SOP 10.0 MIC distributions and the setting of epidemiological cut-off (ECOFF) values. EUCAST SOP added. 2017/11/17
Consultation on proposed change to fluoroquinolone breakpoints in Moraxella. Deadline for comments to proposal 17 November, 2017 2017/10/19
2nd consultation of the modification of the definition of the intermediate category - comments and EUCAST responses. 2017/10/09
Proposed breakpoints for Aeromonas and Plesiomonas - consultation deadline 17 November, 2017 2017/10/09
Consultation on the proposal to remove macrolide breakpoints from H.influenzae. Deadline for comments 17 November, 2017. 2017/10/08
Guidance: Setting breakpoints for agent-inhibitor combinations New EUCAST guidance document. 2017/10/02
Ceftaroline revised breakpoints for S. aureus Following the approval by EMA of a new dosage regimen for ceftaroline, EUCAST has introduced an I category. Until the change can be introduced in breakpoint table 8.0 (January 2018) the change is described in an addendum. 2017/07/14
Document on Resistance mechanisms of clinical and/or public health importance updated. 2017/07/11
EUCAST 2nd consultation on modifying the Intermediate category released 2017/07/11
Rationale document for trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole now available 2017/07/09
Updated warning on colistin susceptibility testing 2017/06/26