(kraws kŏn-tami-nā­shŭn)
Transfer of infectious agent or matter from one person or site to another.


n the transfer of an infection directly from one person to another or indirectly from one person to a second person via a fomite.
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Additional guidance on preventing cross-contamination and good hygiene practices can be found on the Tork Better Business Center.
A special needle treatment, redesigned needle seal and low-adsorption valve materials are said to combine to eliminate cross-contamination, even with difficult basic and hydrophobic compounds, according to the company.
Potential sources of cross-contamination, surfaces and wiping cloths, were not properly sanitized.
9% ethyl alcohol by volume and is formulated to prevent cross-contamination.
The risks of cross-contamination are eliminated because the plates are manufactured with the individual wells completely separated and sealed from one another.
Unlike compressed air systems, which operate under the Venturi principle, the MADomizer employs a positive displacement mechanism of action, eliminating cross-contamination.
Vigilistics tracks food products through multi-step processing, including tracking of cross-contamination of food products that is missed by older technologies.
The problem with this when we use the same bib chain with patient, after patient, after patient, the accumulation creates a risk for cross-contamination.
TM]) helps prevent cross-contamination and is available in a fresh or citrus scent.
Genotyping proved a useful adjunct to investigations of outbreaks, unusual clusters, and laboratory cross-contamination.
Cetacaine anesthetic spray has been improved with the new Jetco[R] Spray Autoclaveable Cannulas, eliminating the cross-contamination factor and producing a safe method of dispensing the spray.
There can be no cross-contamination from one batch to the next.