2. Essential biosafety measures for tb laboratories

All TB laboratories, regardless of the procedures being undertaken, should enact a set of essential biosafety measures to minimize risks. These measures affect:

1. codes of practice

2. equipment

3. laboratory design and facilities

4. health surveillance

5. training

6. waste handling.

Depending on the specific tests conducted by the laboratory and the results of a procedural risk assessment, additions and modifications to the measures described below may be made to accommodate different levels of risk. (See Chapters 3, 4 and 5 for more details.).

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