Agents of Bioterrorism. 4 th Intermountain Hazardous Materials Conference May 20-22, 2003 Kim Christensen Utah Department of Health Laboratory. Objectives. Public Health’s Role in BT LRN Bioterrorism Agents Specimen selection Specimen packaging Shipping/Transport
4th Intermountain Hazardous Materials Conference
May 20-22, 2003
Utah Department of Health Laboratory
Swabs (cotton, polyester, rayon or foam)
Wipes (non-cotton gauze, polyester blend – Handi-Wipes)Staphylococcus Enterotoxin BNon-clinical specimens only!
1. Sample placed in sealed, clean, dry container – Ziplock bags okay
2. Change/add gloves
3. Sample placed in 2nd container
a. In a clean area
b. Seal 2nd container
4. Change/add gloves
5. Decontaminate outer container with 10%
bleach solution OR add a 3rd container.