06/12/2020: Lab Advisory: CDC Updates Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines and Questions & Answers

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Advisory

CDC Updates Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines and Questions & Answers

CDC recently updated the Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidance for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 for Laboratories. In these updates, laboratory professionals can find biosafety guidance for anatomic pathology and point-of-care tests. The laboratory questions-and-answers page has been updated to include information about anatomic pathology, molecular transport media, and cell lines for respiratory virus cultures.

Online resources:

Laboratory Outreach Communication System | Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

LOCS@cdc.gov

www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/locs

Page last reviewed: June 12, 2020