Sample handling precautions and instrument maintenance
We know that our partners use our instruments to test specimens that contain infectious or potentially infectious pathogens. The safety of your staff—and our associates—is very important to us.
There are no additional decontamination procedures recommended for the Beckman Coulter in vitro diagnostic instruments your laboratory uses to test specimens obtained from suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. Follow routine maintenance and cleaning procedures specified in your system documentation. Beckman Coulter recommends using bleach with your instrument only as directed in your instrument Instructions for Use (IFU).
Always follow the policies and procedures established by your institution’s infection control and risk management departments. The proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and universal laboratory biosafety precautions will minimize the exposure of laboratory personnel to potentially infectious pathogens.