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Biological Safety for the Clinical Laboratory

Bacteriology

Laboratory Aspects

  1. Michael Noble MD FRCPC Associate Professor1,2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0031

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Noble, M. 2010. Biological Safety for the Clinical Laboratory. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of British Columbia, Department of Pathology and, Laboratory Medicine

  2. 2

    Vancouver Hospital, Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Epidemiology of Laboratory-Acquired Infections
  • 3
    Biosafety Quality Management
  • 4
    Classification Systems to Clarify Risk
  • 5
    Prevention of Infections
  • 6
    Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • 7
    Handwashing
  • 8
    Bioterrorism and Laboratory Safety

Keywords:

  • biological safety for clinical laboratory;
  • epidemiology of laboratory-acquired infections;
  • biosafety quality management;
  • laboratory biosafety-active, assertive process based on evidence-based principles;
  • quality assurance materials;
  • biosafety quality management;
  • laboratory safety officers-executing activities on behalf of laboratory management;
  • biosafety measures and laboratory-acquired infection prevention