Handling and processing of pathology samples of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient

Keywords: COVID-19; laboratory; SARS-CoV-2.

Abstract

The SARS-CoV-2 has emerged as a major public health concern. Human to human transmission has been confirmed via droplets, contaminated surfaces, and hands. All the staffs and personnel working in the laboratory are also at risk of contracting this infection, especially during the handling and processing of samples from suspected or confirmed patients of COVID-19. With no definite treatment and vaccine in sight, the way forward is to break the chain of transmission by eliminating the risk of exposure to laboratory staffs by proper handling and processing of all the samples in an appropriate containment level laboratory, proper use of personal protective equipment with special attention on disposal and decontamination of work surfaces.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
258
pdf
95

Author Biographies

Diksha Karki, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Pathology

Paricha Upadhyaya, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Pathology

Purbesh Adhikari, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Pathology

Mona Dahal, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Pathology

Jitendra Kumar Yadav, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Pathology

Published
2020-09-30
How to Cite
Karki, D., Upadhyaya, P., Adhikari, P., Dahal, M., & Yadav, J. (2020). Handling and processing of pathology samples of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient. Journal of Pathology of Nepal, 10(2), 1766-1771. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v10i2.29792
Section
Review Articles