Caribbean External Quality Assurance Program in Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Resistance (PCC-CAR)


Dear Colleagues of the «Caribbean External Quality Assurance Program in Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Resistance»(PCC-CAR):

In the present newsletter we are sending you:

1) CLSI 2021 News: summary of the most relevant news published in January 2021 in the M100S 31st Edition Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI): “Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Thirty first Informational Supplement”. M. Rapoport.

2) Evaluation of surrogate tests for the presence of mecA-mediated methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus haemolyticus, Staphylococcus hominis, Staphylococcus capitis and Staphylococcus warneri. Humphries RM, et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Dec 17;59(1):e02290-20. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02290-20

3) Testing of In Vitro Susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to Azithromycin: Comparison of Disk Diffusion and Reference Agar Dilution Methods. Gianecini R, et al. J Clin Microbiol 58:e01398-20.

Best regards and we will keep in touch!

Alejandra Corso and  Paula Gagetti 

Servicio Antimicrobianos

LNR-LRR en Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos

WHOCC en Vigilancia de la Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos

INEI-ANLIS. “Dr. Carlos G Malbrán”