Human Cell Line Safety

Human cell lines are commonly used in biomedical research, yet appropriate biosafety requirements for handling human cell lines are often subject to debate within the scientific community.

Unless the researcher has documentation of screening for bloodborne pathogens, all cell and organ cultures of human/NHP origin including established cell lines shall be handled in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and under Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) containment and practices.

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