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Safety Precautions and Operating Procedures in an (A)BSL-4 Laboratory

Safety Precautions and Operating Procedures in an (A)BSL-4 Laboratory: 2. General Practices

Article DOI: 10.3791/53600
October 3rd, 2016


Summary October 3rd, 2016

Performing viral assays in a BSL-4 laboratory is more involved compared to work in a BSL-2 laboratory due to required additional safety precautions. Here, we present an overview of practices and procedures used inside a BSL-4 laboratory illustrating proper Class II biosafety cabinet usage, waste management/disposal, and sample removal.


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