Human Diagnostic Activities


This guideline describes biosafety considerations and best practices when conducting diagnostic activities with samples that may contain a human pathogen. The guideline offers risk-based recommendations that may be applicable in licensed diagnostic facilities, as well as diagnostic facilities where activities performed are excluded from the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act (HPTA) or exempted from requiring a Pathogen and Toxin Licence. The guideline is designed to promote the best risk mitigation strategies to prevent personnel exposure to infectious material and release in the community.

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