Consultation on staining procedures in clinical microbiology

07 Jan 2019

Public Health England are inviting comments on a UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations (SMI) document, which covers the staining procedures commonly used in clinical microbiology laboratories for the identification of pathogens and dyes/stains used for the differentiation of blood cells (e.g. methylene blue used for white blood cell differentiation). The open consultation and SMI document may be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/uk-smi-tp-39-staining-procedures

Feedback is welcome from individuals and from organisations. If you would like to contribute to SfAM's response, please send comments to policy@sfam.org.uk by Sunday 20th January 2019.

 
About the UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations

The UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations (UK SMIs) are a comprehensive referenced collection of recommended algorithms and procedures for clinical microbiology. You can find out more about SfAM's involvement with the SMIs below.

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UK Standards for microbiology investigations (SMI)