CDC Guidance on Pneumatic Tube transport for COVID-19 Specimens

Published: 05/18/2022

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Clinical Lab

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that laboratories perform a risk assessment before using a pneumatic tube system to transport suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 specimens.

According to the CDC, each facility should conduct a site- and activity-specific risk assessment of the procedures performed that:

  • Identifies the hazards involved in the process.
  • Confirms the competency level of the personnel performing the methods, and the laboratory facilit

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