Latest Changes

Title Description Major Minor Date
Updated warning on colistin susceptibility testing 2017/06/26
Ceftolozane-tazobactam zone diameter breakpoints for Ps. aeruginosa available. 2017/06/07
Posaconazole RD for Candida and Aspergillus merged and updated. Posaconazole RD for Candida and Aspergillus merged and updated. 2017/05/04
Maps and statistics over EUCAST implementation an website stats updated 2017/04/18
Minutes of VetCAST meeting, Amsterdam, March 2017 2017/04/04
EUCAST instruction videos in Czech 2017/03/27
Breakpoint table v 7.1 replaces v 7.0 2017/03/13
Consultation on MIC distributions and ECOFFs The EUCAST Subcommittee on MIC distributions and the setting of ECOFFs publishes a document for general consultation (9 March - 14 May). 2017/03/09
Updated and new files showing calibration between MIC and zone diameters 2017/03/03
Consultation "EUCAST guidelines for the detection of resistance mechanisms....." EUCAST guidelines for the detection of resistance mechanisms ...." 2 March - 14 April, 2017. 2017/03/02
New version of the AFST clinical breakpoints table Changes are in the expression of MIC dilutions. 2017/03/02
Nitroxoline Rationale Document published 2017/02/06
Minutes (unratified) from the General Commmittee meeting 2016. The unratified minutes from the 2017 General Committee meeting, Amsterdam 2016 available. 2017/02/04
EUCAST instruction videos in Arabic Arabic subtitles now in EUCAST videos 2017/01/30
Instruction viedeos with Portuguese subtitles 2017/01/20
Updated methods documents for AST of yeasts and moulds The documents describing broth microdilution in yeasts and moulds have both been revised 15 January, 2017. 2017/01/15
Revised versions of disk diffusion manuals 2017 Revised versions of disk testing manual, reading guide, 2017/01/09
Revised version of the preparation of plates and media guide 2017/01/09
Subcommittee on Antimycobacterial AST described A description of the work and remit of the subcommittee published. 2016/12/22
Breakpoint table v 7.0 published Breakpoint table v 7.0 published ahead of time. Previous breakpoint table - see "Previous versions of documents" 2016/12/22
QC Tables v 7.0 published QC Tables v 7.0 published 2016/12/22
Topical agents - guidance note revised. Breakpoints for topical agents have been moved from the guidance document to Breakpoint Tables v 7.0. 2016/12/22
EUCAST videos in Spanish EUCAST instruction videos now available with Spanish subtitles. 2016/12/14
Consultation on Aerococcus and Kingella breakpoints now ended Comments and responses are now published. 2016/12/12
Prelinary breakpoint table v 7.0 for consultation Consultation 1 Dec - 15 Dec, 2016. Comments to Erika.Matuschek[at]escmid.org. 2016/12/01
EUCAST instruction videos now in French Instruction videos now in French. 2016/12/01
Colistin warnings updated! The warning against colistin gradient tests and disk testing has been updated with more information. The testing was extended to include E.coli, K.pneumoniae, Ps.aeruginosa and Acinetobacter spp. 2016/11/28
Comments and responses to consultations Several "comments and responses" on consultations during 2016 are now published on the Consultation website. 2016/11/20
Instruction videos in German EUCAST instruction videos now available in German. 2016/11/17
EUCAST videos in russian EUCAST instruction videos now available with russian subtitles. 2016/11/15
EUCAST instruction videos with turkish subtitles The EUCAST instruction videos now published with turkish subtitles. 2016/11/14
Fosfomycin disk testing recommendations published EUCAST recommendations on fosfomycin disk diffusion, until further notice, for Escherichia coli only. Recommendations for other UTI pathogens, Staphylococci and Pseudomonas will follow. 2016/11/10
Clinical breakpoints and disk diffusion correlates for ceftazidime-avibactam Clinical breakpoints and disk diffusion correlates for ceftazidime-avibactam published as an addendum to the clinical breakpoint table, on 8 November, 2016. 2016/11/08
Consultation on Breakpoints for Aerococcus and Kingella Consultation on Breakpoints for Aerococcus and Kingella (deadline 9 December 2016) 2016/10/27
Enterobacteriaceae - relationship between MICs and zone diameters The validation file for disk diffusion testing of Enterobacteriaceae has been updated. 2016/09/29
Daptomycin for endocarditis in enterococci - updated guidance 2016/09/24
A new version (v 3.0) of the EUCAST Expert Rules document is available. 2016/09/10
Splitting wild type MIC distributions with breakpoints - or not! A new guidance docuement published: Splitting wild type MIC distributions with breakpoints - or not! 2016/09/09
Susceptibility testing of Legionella pneumophila Guidance from EUCAST on antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Legionella pneumophila. 2016/09/09
Turkish NAC information updated The Turkish NAC has a new website and has updated the information about its NAC. 2016/09/07
EUCAST instruction videos now available EUCAST is publishing instruction videos describing how to perform disk diffusion according to EUCAST. 2016/09/01
Addendum to the "Warning against colistin gradient tests" has been added. Following further testing of the performance of colistin gradient tests on MH agar from three manufacturers, an addendum was published. 2016/08/26
Information on the US NAC, USCAST, updated 2016/08/24
WARNING against colistin gradient tests The EUCAST Development Laboratory, together with several EUCAST Network Laboratories, have investigated the ability of current gradient tests (Etest and MTS) to accurately predict colistin MIC values. Both gradient tests underestimate the MIC-values, especially on and above the breakpoint of 2 mg/mL, leading to false susceptibility. 2016/07/07
EUCAST guidance: What to do when there are no breakpoints? What to do when there are no breakpoints? Sometimes there are no breakpoints for a certain species/agent combination. This document provides guidance from EUCAST on how to proceed. 2016/07/05
Evaluation of disks from 9 manufacturers updated 2016/07/01
VetCAST file from GC meeting in Amsterdam 2016 uploaded. "How VetCAST will define clinical breakpoints" - powerpoint presentation from ECCMID 2016 (presentation at the VetCAST general committee meeting) 2016/06/14
VetCAST presentations and minutes VetCAST met twice during ECCMID in Amsterdam. Presentations and minutes are now available from the VetCAST webpage. 2016/05/17
EUCAST releases three consultations (13 May - 24 June, 2016) 2016/05/13
The Brazilian NAC is now on the EUCAST website The Brazilian NAC was formed during 2016 and its website is now available from the EUCAST website. The NAC is working on translating EUCAST documents to Portuguese. 2016/05/08