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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.
  • The personnel are trained in methods that minimize the production of aerosols.
  • The personal protective equipment 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 are worn for all laboratory procedures.