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EUCAST News

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

17 Feb 2023
EUCAST and the IVDR

EUCAST has prepared a statement in response to questions related to how the IVDR will affect users of EUCAST methods and guidance. The statement and a link to the directive are available...[more]

10 Feb 2023
Consultation on clinical breakpoints for anaerobic bacteria - additional agents.

EUCAST has so far included five species/species groups in the breakpoint table for anaerobic bacteria; Bacteroides, Prevotella spp, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Clostridium perfringens and Cutibacterium acnes. This general...[more]

08 Feb 2023
Fosfomycin IV - EUCAST comments and response to consultation

Fosfomycin IV - EUCAST response to the many comments on the fosfomycin consultation during 2022. [more]

08 Feb 2023
The use of cefotaxime and ceftriaxone in S. aureus infections - guidance document

The use of cefotaxime and ceftriaxone in infections caused byS. aureus- a new guidance document. [more]

06 Feb 2023
Many visits, views and downloads from the EUCAST website!

The statistics on the number of unique visits (50-60 000 per month), views (100 000 - 140 000 per month) and downloads (40 000 - 60 000 per month) from the EUCAST website have been updated. The latest report also lists views...[more]

02 Feb 2023
The quality of material for EUCAST disk diffusion

EUCAST has investigated and reported on the quality of materials used for EUCAST disk diffusion antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST); Mueller-Hinton agar, Pre-poured commercial Mueller-Hinton plates and antibiotic disks....[more]

01 Feb 2023
Expert rules, Staphylococcus spp updated

The Staphylococcus spp. Expert Rules document was updated 1 Febr, 2023. The detection of benzylpenicillin resistance inS. lugdunensisis based on the breakpoints only - the assessment of inhibition zome edge has been...[more]

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