APPENDIX 1V Biosafety: Guidelines for Working with Pathogenic and Infectious Microorganisms

  1. Richard Coico1,
  2. George Lunn2

Published Online: 1 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.ima01vs69

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

Coico, R. and Lunn, G. 2005. Biosafety: Guidelines for Working with Pathogenic and Infectious Microorganisms. Current Protocols in Immunology. 69:1V:A.1V.1–A.1V.8.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

  2. 2

    Baltimore, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: OCT 2005


This unit, in conjunction with local and national guidelines and regulations, provides the basic biosafety information needed to perform the procedures detailed in this manual. Topics discussed include routine precautions when working with biohazards, disinfectants, disposal of biohazards, biosafety levels (as established by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), animal facilities, and clinical laboratories. In addition, resources for more information are provided in the Literature Cited and Key References sections and in URLs given text and within the Internet Resources section.


  • biosafety;
  • biosafety levels;
  • animal biosafety levels;
  • biosafety guidelines;
  • biosafety regulations;
  • biohazards;
  • pathogens