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Document ID (ISN)44689
CIS number 85-1739
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission, Health Services Advisory Committee
Title Safety in health service laboratories: Hepatitis B
Bibliographic information HM Stationery Office, 49 High Holborn, London WC1V 6HB, United Kingdom, 1985. 8p. Price: ú2.00.
Abstract This guidance note is intended to minimise the risk of infection from specimens potentially infected with hepatitis B. It covers: potential sources of infection (clinical material in general, but particularly blood; airborne sources); precautions (training of staff who collect blood, vaccination, use of automated equipment, eye protection, labelling of specimens, transport and postage of specimens, reception of specimens, testing for hepatitis B antigens or antibodies). Principles for general laboratory work on potentially infectious specimens are outlined, and recommended disinfectants (hypochlorites or aldehydes) are listed with the appropriate concentrations.
Descriptors (primary) laboratories; laboratory work; infection control; infectious hepatitis; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) health services; directive; hospitals
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)