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31 Dec 2022
Comments and EUCAST responses to consultations published

Consultation on proposed changes to meningitis breakpoints and chloramphenicol breakpoints - comments and EUCAST responsesmade available. [more]

09 Dec 2022
FAA medium for disk diffusion of anaerobe bacteria

EUCAST disk diffusion of anaerobe bacteria and the FAA-HB medium. EUCAST disk diffusion of anaerobe bacteria (Bacteroides spp., Prevotella spp., Fusobacterium necrophorum, Clostridium perfringens and Cutibacterium acnes) is...[more]

05 Dec 2022
The 2023 preliminary breakpoint table now available for comments and questions.

The next breakpoint table (valid from 1 Jan, 2023) is now available for comments and questions. Please address comments toerika.matuschek[at] orgunnar.kahlmeter[at]eucast.orgno later than 19 December, 2022. [more]

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]

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