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May 31 10

Universal safety Precautions.

by Mifrah

The potential biological hazards in the clinical laboratory is prevented by the use of standard work practices, commonly referred to as universal precautions. all blood and certain other body fluids are cosidered potentially infectious for Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus, HIV and other blood born pathogens.

The body fluids that require the application of universal precautions are

    1. Blood
    2. semen
    3. vaginal fluid
    4. tissue (unfixed)
    5. synovial fluid
    6. Amniotic fluid
    7. Pleural Fluid
    8. Pericardial Fluid
    9. Peritonial Fluid
    10. CSF
    11. any fluid that blood stained

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