Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Laboratory disinfectants: an introduction


The use of disinfectants in microbiology laboratories plays an important part in keeping areas under control and reducing levels of contamination. Tim Sandle has written an article for Lab World Magazine in which the best criteria for disinfectants are outlined.

The abstract reads:

“The quality control in microbiology investigations largely depends on control of source of contamination. The cleaning process, the cleaning, detergent and disinfection agents used in laboratories has been found to be major contributors of contamination. The article focuses on key concepts for selection and use of cleaning, detergent, disinfectants, sanitiser and antiseptic materials.”

For details, see Lab World Magazine

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2014) Selection of Laboratory Disinfectants, Lab World Magazine, 3 (2): 17-22

For a copy of the article, please contact Tim Sandle

Posted by Tim Sandle