Tool for Viral Load and Early Infant Diagnosis Molecular Waste Management Considerations V2.0 September 2019

November 5, 2019

The purpose of this tool is to assist in identifying gaps and creating awareness of best practices for waste management processes in viral load (VL) and early infant diagnosis (EID) molecular testing laboratories (and associated healthcare facilities), in order to provide a starting point for assistance in waste mitigation strategies. This tool is for completion by site managers, safety managers, waste management professionals and/or environmental protection personnel to aid them in making decisions about how the assessed site can develop and implement best practices for their location. It was developed by ASLM, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) International Laboratory Branch (ILB), and the Global Fund, in collaboration with the Integrated Diagnostics Consortium (IDC).