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Bloodborne Viruses (BBVs) and Occupational Exposure

Taking blood samples

Many organisms are potentially transmissible in the occupational setting via percutaneous (sharp) or mucocutaneous (mucous membrane/broken skin) routes. Definition - Healthcare worker and EPPs

Information and guidance for the occupational setting on the three most recognised bloodborne viruses in the United Kingdom are available below:

The main bloodborne viruses in the UK

Laboratory Services:

For a listing of all the Virus Reference Department services please see their User Manual:

VRD User Manual (PDF, 489 KB)