You work in a laboratory that regularly analyzes patient specimens for the presence of Clostridium difficile.
a. Knowing that many specimens test positive, explain which type of antimicrobial chemical agent you should choose to effectively clean your laboratory each day.
b. Provide an explanation in support of or refuting the following statement: “The goal of disinfection is the destruction of bacterial endospores.” Briefly explain how the type of microorganisms present will influence the effectiveness of an antimicrobial agent.