Tuberculosis Laboratory Maintenance Plan (LMP) for preventive and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment (2017)




This technical guiding document has been developed to provide practical guidance for planning and implementing equipment maintenance in tuberculosis laboratories in the WHO European Region. It will help to ensure accurate and uninterrupted laboratory services, cost-efficient use and extended lifetime of equipment, and increased laboratory safety.

Correct functioning of (bio)safety equipment is important for ensuring the safe handling and manipulation of infectious or chemical materials. Therefore, the calibration, certification and regular maintenance of laboratory equipment is essential.