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Page updated 9 October 2007

10.0. Management of Specimens

Biopsy specimens and specimens of blood and CSF must be placed in appropriate containers enclosed in plastic bags and labelled "Danger of Infection". The suspected diagnosis must also be stated on request forms.

Where clinical need dictates a requirement to endoscope a patient with suspected prion disease (classical or variant), the endoscope and all re-usable accessories will need to be quarantined as described above until a definitive diagnosis is available. Single use accessories will be destroyed by incineration.