What is a Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory?

Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratories are specialized facilities designed to study infectious agents or toxins that can be transmitted through the air and cause life-threatening infections. These labs are equipped with a biosafety cabinet, which is used to perform all experiments. Additionally, BSL-3 labs are designed to be easily decontaminated. All microbiology laboratories, regardless of the level of biosafety, must adhere to standard microbiological practices.