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

19 Feb 2022
Warning concerning MH broth for Thermofisher cefiderocol MIC panels.

Thermofisher/Sensititre have issue a warning against a malfunctioning broth for Sensititre panels containing cefiderocol resulting in too low cefiderocol MIC-values. The recommendation from the manufacturer is to ignore...[more]

31 Jan 2022
Panel of well characterized P. aeruginosa strains available through EUCAST/CCUG.

Nine phenotypically and genetically well characterized P. aeruginosa made available through EUCAST/CCUG.[more]

27 Jan 2022
EUCAST system for abbreviating antimicrobial agents - update

EUCAST system for antimicrobial name abbreviations (January 2022). Previous version (13 July, 2018) [more]

25 Jan 2022
AFST comment on AST of dermatophytes

From the EUCAST Antifungal subcommittee (AFST): Comment on: Multicentre validation of a EUCAST method for the antifungal susceptibility testing of microconidiaforming dermatophytes. [more]

18 Jan 2022
The table listing breakpoints and ECOFFs for antifungal agents and relevant fungi is now updated.

Antifungal agents have MIC distributions in the EUCAST MIC distribution database. ECOFFs are assessed and revised as new data is available. Also clinical breakpoints are regularly assessed and sometimed revised. The EUCAST AFST...[more]

16 Jan 2022
All MIC/Zone diameter calibration file updated. Anaerobic bacteria added.

With changes in the breakpoint table v 12.0 and the adding of disk diffusion criteria for anaerobic bacterial and for Vibrio spp, the calibration files showing the relationship between MIC and inhibition zone...[more]

11 Jan 2022
EUCAST/ESPID joint task force on dosing of antibiotics in children - questionnaire on common practices.

EUCAST and ESPID are preparing to address antibiotic dosing and exposure in children to match the current EUCAST recommendations for adults.  To initiate discussion and development we encourage colleagues to answer the...[more]

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