Section 712-1.13 - Clinical laboratory, tissue bank and blood bank facilities

712-1.13 Clinical laboratory, tissue bank and blood bank facilities.

Clinical laboratory, tissue bank and blood bank facilities and services shall be provided as needed by hospital’s functional requirements. The clinical laboratory shall include:

(a) Adequately located bench space for the efficient handling of specimens, and for the housing of equipment and reagents.

(b) Glass washing and sterilizing facilities, unless provided elsewhere in the hospital.

(c) Recording and filing facilities.

(d) An office.

(e) A blood storage room, which may be located in an area other than the laboratory suite.

(f) An emergency shower, if required by workload and operational functions.

(g) A specimen collection area located near the laboratory and including a toilet room with water closet and lavatory.

(h) A morgue and autopsy area, unless other outside facilities are available containing:

(1) refrigerated facilities for body holding;

(2) a convenient access to a service exit;

(3) autopsy room with work counter with sink and autopsy table: and,

(4) a toilet room, lockers, dressing rooms and showers adjacent thereto.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Doc Status: 
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