Innoculation Injury

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Acceptability at Recruitment


Acceptability at CT / Work-Up


Individual at Risk


Explanation of Condition

Accidental penetration of the skin, or splash in the eye, with an object potentially contaminated with bodily fluids.


Discuss each case with the medical officer.

Acceptable if three months have passed since injury. Unacceptable if needle/instrument may have been contaminated with abnormal prion protein.

This guidance applies as long as NAT testing for hepatitis C remains in place.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Needlestick injury

Human bite


Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012