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Bioseguridad en el laboratorio: medidas importantes para el trabajo seguro

Bioquimia 01/2008;
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ABSTRACT El profesional del laboratorio de análisis clínicos, de diagnóstico o de patología clínica está siempre expuesto a la posibilidad de infectarse con muestras de patógenos altamente infecciosos. Las medidas de bioseguridad que deben tomarse en cuenta en la práctica laboral ya fueron establecidas por organismos nacionales e internacionales y deben ser seguidas a plenitud. A pesar de ello, y por falta de conocimiento del riesgo en el manejo del material contaminado, del tipo de muestra que se procesa o de las medidas de bioseguridad que se deben seguir, así como la falta de un equipo de protección adecuado, condiciones laborales inhóspitas y un incorrecto desecho del material infeccioso, se presentan accidentes de trabajo. En este artículo, el principal objetivo es dar a conocer de manera general la importancia de la bioseguridad en los laboratorios que manejen material biológicoinfeccioso.

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