Skill - Aseptic Technique
Aseptic technique is
the process of sterilizing the work area and
equipment to avoid contamination of a sample or workspace.
It includes wiping the area with Lysol
before beginning to work and sterilizing a piece of equipment
via autoclave or an alcohol pad each time it is used.
The sterilization of equipment is of
particular concern when testing multiple different samples, as
cross-contamination becomes very probable if sterility is not
Also, aseptic technique involves thoroughly
washing hands with anti-bacterial soap before beginning work.
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