Laboratory Design; Approved Guideline
|Publication Date:||1 February 2007|
Laboratory design includes many activities that, when thoughtfully and carefully applied, culminate in a well-conceived and highly functional laboratory. This document addresses selected, nonstructural elements of laboratory design that affect the planning, layout, and safety of the clinical laboratory. These elements include space, workflow, casework, equipment, classifications, ventilation, lighting, plumbing, electrical, and communications. This document is intended to give general guidance in laboratory design for those working in and managing laboratories. Many important and specific issues that need consideration in a well-designed laboratory are beyond the scope of this guideline and are best worked through with the project's consultants, architects, and engineers.