Sorting of EBV transformed Human B cells

Joanne Lannigan joannelannigan at
Wed Jun 9 14:40:37 EST 2004

Quick question for the group, those who sort EBV transformed human B
cells, do you consider it BSL2 or BSL3 for the purpose of sorting?

I know the virus is classified as a BSL2 pathogen but considering its
mode of transmission is aerosols, does sorting raise its biosafety


Joanne Lannigan, MS

Director, Flow Cytometry Core Facility

University of Virginia

Jordan Hall, Room 7067

P.O. Box 800734

Charlottesville, VA 22908-0734

Office: 434-924-0274

Lab: 434-243-2695

Fax: 434-982-1071

email: joannelannigan at

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