National standard methods

Harris, Clare and Siddiqui, Ruhi and Bevan, Valerie (2007) National standard methods. Journal of Infection, 55 (3). e56-e57. ISSN 0163-4453

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Background: National Standard Methods are a comprehensive referenced collection of over 200 clinical microbiology SOPs, algorithms (for virology and serology), and guidance notes. National Standard Methods have been developed since 1996 by working groups of experienced laboratory-based medical and scientific microbiologists from throughout the UK. The documents cover microbiological and virological investigation of infectious diseases priorities as highlighted in “Getting ahead of the curve” (2002) and reinforced in “The report of the review of NHS pathology services in England by Lord Carter” (2006) Methods: Evidence based best practice Comprehensive consultation process Links with professional bodies Regularly reviewed and updated Results: Allows national specification of needs Encourages rapid response to changes in methods used Helps modernisation of pathology Helps staff move across laboratories Conclusion: National Standard Methods are a crucial resource tool for front line laboratories to access information on techniques and helps drive pathology modernisation by recommending new technologies.

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