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Here you can find the latest news and updates from EUCAST.

29 Oct 2022
VIPcheck poor and irregular performance warning

VIPcheck.In May, 2022, the EUCAST development laboratory for fungi, noticed variable performance with several batches of VIPcheck (Mediaproducts BV) azole screening agar plates (see E.Def 10.1) for the detection of azole...[more]

27 Oct 2022
Breakpoints and methods for C. diphtheriae and C. ulcerans available

The breakpoint table v 13.0 (2023) is under preparation (release for consultation 5 December, 2022). As part of this table, there are specific breakpoints for Corynebacterium diphtheriae and C. ulcerans.EUCAST has been...[more]

26 Sep 2022
New consultations available

Consultations for 26 September to 7 November posted. Go to the Consultations page. [more]

16 Sep 2022
Cefiderocol testing, continued

The EUCAST Development Laboratory is currently investigating the accuracy and reproducibility of two commercially available cefiderocol MIC devices. We are looking at accuracy and batch to batch variation. As soon as the results...[more]

20 Aug 2022
EUCAST panels for validating AST methods

EUCAST in collaboration with CCUG (the Culture Collection of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden), and EUCAST NACs, has made panels of organisms with phenotypically well characterized levels of...[more]

16 Aug 2022
Updated warning on cefiderocol AST

Investigations into the problems with susceptibility testing of species with breakpoints for cefiderocol have been performed by EUCAST and others. The warning has been updated 16 August, 2022. Work is continued and further...[more]

29 Jul 2022
Corynebacterium consultation - amendments and corrections posted

Since the Corynebacterium diphtheriae and C. ulcerans consultation was posted, a few amendments/corrections were needed.[more]

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