Consultation outcome

UK Standards for Microbiology Investigation – B 17 Investigation of tissues and biopsies

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Detail of outcome

The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 8 April 2016.

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Detail of feedback received

Timeline of review process

Date review started: 2 May 2013

First consultation: 23 August 2013 to 15 November 2013

Second consultation: 6 January 2015 to 26 January 2015

Document discussed at the following working group meetings:

  • 25 June 2014
  • 12 February 2015

Date document issued: 8 April 2016

Original consultation


This consultation asks for feedback in relation to the bacteriology SMI ‘B 17 – Investigation of tissues and biopsies’.

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Consultation description

Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with professional organisations.

The consultation asks for comments about the bacteriology SMI ‘B 17 – Investigation of tissues and biopsies’.

This UK Standard for Microbiology Investigations describes the processing and bacteriological investigation of tissues and biopsies. We would like input from a wide range of interested parties.

If you have any difficulties accessing this consultation please let us know by emailing


B 17 closed consultation draft

B 17 closed consultation draft

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Published 23 August 2013
Last updated 15 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added review of users' comments April 2016.
  2. First published.