|Publication Date:||1 June 2016|
This guideline discusses selected elements of laboratory design that affect the planning, layout, and safety of the medical laboratory. These elements include space, workflow, casework, equipment, classifications, ventilation, lighting, plumbing, electrical systems, and communications. This guideline is intended to provide general guidance in laboratory design for those working in and managing laboratories.
Many important and specific issues that need consideration in a welldesigned laboratory are beyond the scope of this guideline and are best worked through with the project's consultants, architects, and engineers. These issues could include structural issues, modifications to the overall base building, and changes to house utility systems.