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Consider blood and body fluids from all patients as infective. Refer to Routine Practices for preventing transmission of bloodborne infectious diseases.
Report immediately suspect fluid exposure, or a needlestick or sharp injury to a designated person or health care professional.
Please also see the OSH Answers document HIV/AIDS in the Workplace for more information.
Change gloves after processing specimen.
Wear gowns while working with potentially infectious material.
Wear masks and protective eye wear:
Remove protective clothing before leaving laboratory.
Do not pipette by mouth.
Laboratory surfaces should be decontaminated:
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