Latest Changes

Title Description Major Minor Date
EUCAST documents available in Chinese 2015/11/23
AFST Clinical breakpoints v 8.0 New version of AFST Clinical breakpoints published 2015/11/16
Isavuconazole rationale document published Isavuconazole rationale document published 2015/11/16
QC AFST Table published QC AFST Table published 2015/11/16
Investigation into the quality of disks from 9 manufacturers. EUCAST has just concluded the second round of testing of disks from 9 manufacturers. Some were found to perform well whereas others exhibit grave potency/disk mass problems. Users of disks are advised to read the report and to heed the recommendations. Several manufacturers are advised to improve their process of manufacturing. 2015/10/23
Proposed changes to the intermediate category (consultation until 3 December, 2015). EUCAST is consulting on the proposed changes to the definition of the intermediate category. 2015/10/22
Consultation on "Intrinsic resistance and exceptional phenotypes" Consultation is open between October 8 and December 3, 2015. 2015/10/08
Nitroxoline breakpoints for consultation (deadline 28 November, 2015) 2015/10/07
EUCAST SOP 3 updated (2015-10-07) EUCAST SOP 3.0 Review and revision of EUCAST breakpoints has been updated to 3.1. 2015/10/07
AFST General Committee meeting 2015 - minutes The minutes from the AFST General Committee meeting 2015 in Copenhagen, and the chairperson´s report for 2014-15 are now available on the EUCAST website. 2015/08/12
Technical notes on candidae and aspergillus Published Technical Notes on voriconazole for Aspergillus and micafungin, anidulafungin and fluconazole for Candidae are now available. 2015/08/08
Listing EUCAST AFST Network Laboratories A list of the EUCAST network laboratories for developing and validating mathods for susceptibility testing of yeasts and moulds is now available. 2015/06/26
The EUCAST Subcommittee on Veterinary susceptibility testing The EUCAST VetCAST (The Veterinary Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing) was formed 27 April, during ECCMID Copenhagen. 2015/05/15
Breakpoints for dalbavancin, oritavancin and tedizolid pulished. EMA has approved dalbavancin, oritavancin and tedizolid with breakpoints from EUCAST. 2015/04/19
Frequently Asked Questions updated 2015-03-23 - 2015/03/23
Files showing EUCAST MIC vs. Zone diameters were updated. The EUCAST graphs exhibiting the correlation between EUCAST MICs and the EUCAST disk diffusion zone diameters were updated. 2015/02/20
Revised methodology documents The EUCAST disk diffusion manual and slide show have been revised and updated. 2015/01/26
QC Tables v 5.0 published The EUCAST QC tables v 5.0 published. 2015/01/11
Breakpoint table 5.0 now available The finalised Breakpoint table v 5.0 is now available on the EUCAST website. Apart from some corrections of typos, there are some changes from the preliminary version published 2014-12-05. These are described on the page under this link.. 2015/01/01
Preliminary breakpoint table 5.0 for consultation The EUCAST Clinical Breakpoint Table v 5.0 (2015) is now available for wide consultation (from Dec 5 to Dec 19). Please send comments to Erika Matuschek. The final version of the table will be published on January 2, 2015. 2014/12/05
EUCAST SOP 9.0 EUCAST SOP 9.0 Procedure for establishing zone diameter breakpoints and quality control criteria for new antimicrobial agents The EUCAST SOP 9.0 describes the EUCAST procedure for establishing zone diameter breakpoints and quality control criteria for new antimicrobial agents. 2014/11/05
EUCAST Development and Network Laboratories The EUCAST methods for susceptibility testing of bacteria and fungi requires the lead of two dedicated laboratories and the help of many others. How this works is described in documents on Development and Network Laboratories. 2014/11/04
MIC-testing offered The EUCAST Development Laboratory offers to perform MIC testing on bacteria using broth microdilution quality controlled to the highest standard. 2014/11/04
Ceftaroline rational document published 2014/10/12
EUCAST QC Table v 4.0 published 5 Sept 2014 Information 2014-09-05: The EUCAST QC table v 4.0 (2014-09-05) - the most important changes and additions are: - MIC ranges for amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and ampicillin-sulbactam validated for testing with fixed inhibitor concentrations - MIC ranges for ceftobiprole - Zone diameter range for E. coli ATCC 25922 and pefloxacin 5 µg - New MIC range for S. aureus ATCC 29213 and telavancin with polysorbate-80 - Ranges for E. faecalis ATCC 29212 and ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and norfloxacin - Tentative MIC ranges for H. influenzae ATCC 49766 2014/09/05
Updated AFST document 9.2 MIC determination in moulds - document 9.1 has been updated to v. 9.2. 2014/08/25
Compliance of manufacturers of AST devices and materials with EUCAST guidelines has been updated 2014/08/15
Updated breakpoint table for antifungal agents (v 7.0) published on 12 August, 2014. The breakpoint table for antifungal agents updated on 12 August 7.0. The table is uppdated on a yearly basis but the publication is not synchronised with the yearly update of the table for antibacterial agents. 2014/08/12
Itraconazole vs. Candida spp rationale document now available The rationale document "Itraconazole vs. Candida spp v 1.0" is published along with comments and replies from the consultation process. 2014/08/02
Addendum: Ceftobiprole and telavancin breakpoints Ceftobiprole breakpoints are now published (will be integrated in the Breakpoint table 5.0) together with revised breakpoints for telavancin (following a revision of methodology for broth microdilution). 2014/07/07
New template for Rationale Documents available 2014/06/26
EUCAST SOP 8 (Format and updating of EUCAST documents) The EUCAST SOP 8.0 is published. It deals with Format and updating of EUCAST documents. 2014/06/26
New version of EUCAST media preparation manual New versions of EUCAST media preparation manual 2014/06/19
New versions of EUCAST disk diffusion manuals EUCAST disk diffusion manuals and reading guides updated 19 June 2014 2014/06/19
AFST Chairperson´s report 2013-14 The report of Maiken Cavling-Arendrup for the AFST Subcommittee activities during 2013-14 is now published. 2014/06/03
EUCAST AFST GC meeting, Barcelona 2014 The minutes from the AFST General Committee meeting in Barcelona 2014, now available. 2014/05/30
Antibiotics/organisms in lacking clinical data EUCAST has been asked to prepare a list of proposals, with priorities, for clinical studies to support/refute current clinical breakpoints where good clinical data supporting the breakpoints are highly desirable but not currently available. 2014/05/14
EUCAST AFST membership changes The description of the EUCAST AFST Subcommittee has been updated 2014/04/21
Consultation on MIC determination of coniiaforming moulds See EUCAST news-flow for consultation document and response form. 2014/04/16
Guidance Document on breakpoints for agents of topical use. A new EUCAST Guidance Document published. 2014/03/30
Czech translations of EUCAST documents Czech translations of EUCAST documents available on the Czech NAC homepage 2014/03/19
The EUCAST Disk Diffusion Test published The EUCAST Disk diffusion test published in CMI. 2014/03/14
New FAQ (updated from March 2013 to February 2014) The FAQ document has undergone a major revision. New questions and answers have been added and other Q&As have been revised. 2014/02/26
EUCAST SOP 7.0 Preparation and handling of minutes. Another EUCAST SOP published. This describes how minutes are prepared and handled inside the organisation of EUCAST. 2014/01/22
EUCAST Breakpoint table v 4.0 released The EUCAST breakpoint table v 4.0 (2014) is now available. Note changes in the screen for ciprofloxacin resistance in Salmonellae, introduction of breakpoints for Corynebacteria, UTI breakpoints for amoxicillinclavulanic acid and much more. All changes marked in yellow. 2013/12/29
Pefloxacin 5 mcg disk to screen for low-level ciprofloxacin resistance in Salmonellae. 2013/12/28
All validation files updated and new files added 2013/12/20
The Spanish NAC, COESANT, is presented The Spanish NAC and its website has been added to the list of NAC presentations. 2013/12/14
Detection of resistance mechanisms v 1.0 published The EUCAST guidline for detection of resistance mechanisms and specific resistances of clinical and/or public health importance v 1.0 is published 2013-12-11. 2013/12/11
Spanish translations of antifungal documents The Spanish NAC (COESANT) has translated two documents on susceptibility testing of yeasts and moulds. 2013/11/25