UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations

UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations (UK SMIs) are a comprehensive referenced collection of recommended algorithms and procedures for clinical microbiology.

The Clinical Services Committee (CSC) within the British Infection Association (BIA) is developing a series of Infection Quick Reference Guides (IQRGs). These one-page flowcharts detail the essentials of initial investigation of common infective conditions and include: clinical assessment,  sample type and first- and second-line tests. These will aid the front door clinician to optimise investigations of common clinical conditions. BIA has collaborated with UK SMIs to include IQRGS within their standards where appropriate. The full list of IQRGs can be found on the BIA website.

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UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations
Standards Unit
UK Health Security Agency
61 Colindale Avenue

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