Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis laboratory biosafety manual

World Health Organization

Publication details

Publication date: 2012
Languages: English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 150463 8



Laboratory biosafety is the process of applying a combination of administrative controls, containment principles, practices and procedures, safety equipment, emergency preparedness, and facilities to enable laboratory staff to work safely with potentially infectious microorganisms; biosafety also aims at preventing unintentional exposure to pathogens or their accidental release. This manual describes the minimum biosafety measures that should be implemented at the different levels of tuberculosis (TB) testing laboratories to reduce the risk of a laboratory-acquired infection.