Standard Precautions ONLY. NO ADDITIONAL ISOLATION REQUIRED.
Laboratory personnel should be alerted when tularemia is suspected. Standard diagnostic procedures with clinical materials can be performed in biosafety level 2 conditions. All work with suspect cultures of F. tularensis should be done in a biological safety cabinet. Manipulation of cultures and other procedures that might produce aerosols or droplets (e.g., grinding, centrifuging, vigorous shaking, animal studies) should be conducted under biosafety level 3 conditions.