Saint Louis University's Institutional Biosafety Committee is responsible for biological research and safety at SLU.
|BSL||Agents||Practices||Primary Barriers and Safety Equipment||Facilities (Secondary Barriers)|
|1||Not known to consistently cause disease in healthy adults||Standard Microbiological Practices||None required||Open bench and sink required|
|2||Agents associated with human disease. Routes of transmission include percutaneous injury, ingestion and mucous membrane exposure.||BSL-1 practices plus:
||BSL-1 plus autoclave available|
Indigenous or exotic agents with potential for aerosol transmission.
Disease may have serious or lethal consequences.
|BSL-2 practice plus:
Dangerous/exotic agents which pose high risk of life-threatening disease.
Aerosol-transitted laboratory infections have occurred; or related agents with unknown risk of transmission.
|BSL-3 practices plus:
||Primary barriers: All procedures conducted in Class III BSCs or Class I or II BSCs in combination with full-body, air-supplied, positive pressure personnel suit||BSL-3 plus: