(CNN) Superbugs could kill one person every three seconds by 2050, the equivalent of 10 million people a year, according to the final report last week from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, established in 2014 to keep the world from being “cast back into the dark ages of medicine.”
CLIA requires labs to follow manufacturer’s guidelines for waived testing. This includes the performance and frequency of internal and external quality control; as well as specimen requirements and storage. While proficiency testing is not required, it is good lab practice.
The authors highlight the increasing burden of resistance and call for greater awareness of the problem, including the need for public campaigns beginning as soon as this summer. (Read More)