TB Infection Control in the Laboratory

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TB Infection Control in the Laboratory

The laboratory director is responsible for the development of a risk-based infection control plan for the laboratory, including elements such as:

  • Personnel is trained in methods that minimize the production of aerosols.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) that is specified in the infection control plan is used consistently.
    • A respirator is used when performing procedures that can result in aerosolization outside a biological safety cabinet.
    • Disposable gloves, lab coats, and safety glasses are worn for all laboratory procedures.