The Anatomic Pathology laboratory adjustments in the era of COVID-19 pandemic: The experience of a laboratory in a Portuguese central hospital

The Anatomical Pathology laboratories are medical facilities with well known chemical and biological risks. The emergence of new pathogens such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus poses a series of challenges to health services, especially during the initial phase of the struggle, when the knowledge on the characteristics of the pathogen is still scarce and there is a lot of contradictory information. The current pandemic of COVID-19 emphasizes the importance of biological risk management in surgical pathology, reinforcing the critical need to adopt strict protocols and guidelines to establish and keep a safe work environment for health professionals, while ensuring maintenance of high quality standards of the diagnoses performed.

The Anatomic Pathology laboratory adjustments in the era of COVID-19 pandemic: The experience of a laboratory in a Portuguese central hospital
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