See under Isolation, Universal blood/body fluid precautions.
Refers to the infection-control method in which all human/primate blood, tissues, and/or fluids are treated as if they are known to be infectious. Universal precautions do not normally apply to the handling of feces, nasal secretions, sputum, sweat, tears, urine and vomitus unless they contain visible blood or other potentially infectious material.
An approach to infection control that treats all human blood and certain human body fluids as if they were known to be infected with HIV, HBV, and other bloodborne pathogens.