The Ministry of Health published the Ordinance No. 64, of December 11, 2018, which determines the use of interpretation rules for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) in the country's public and private laboratories, based on the Brazilian version of the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing documents (EUCAST/BrCAST version).
The legislation was drafted considering:
The deadline for the laboratories to conform to the BrCAST methodology is twelve (12) months, counted from the date of publication of the Ordinance in the Government’s Official Newspaper – D.O.U. (12/14/2018).
The documents are available for free download here.