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PDFWAC 16-70-015

Reporting requirements for veterinary laboratories.

(1) All veterinary laboratories must notify the state veterinarian of preliminary and final positive test results of diseases identified in WAC 16-70-010 (1)(a) and (b) as follows:
(a) Immediately when a disease agent listed in Table 1 in WAC 16-70-020 is identified:
(i) By culture, isolation, PCR, or sequencing; or
(ii) By single serum titer and paired with clinical signs of disease; or
(iii) By paired serology (acute and convalescent) and paired with clinical signs of disease.
(b) Immediately when the disease is a new, emerging, or unusual animal disease, or a zoonotic disease.
(c) Monthly when the disease agent is identified by serology with no clinical signs of disease.
(2) Veterinary laboratories reporting to the state veterinarian shall provide a laboratory report with the following information:
(a) Laboratory name;
(b) Submitter's name (name of veterinarian and/or owner);
(c) Submitter's phone number;
(d) Submitter's county;
(e) Animal species;
(f) Laboratory confirmed test result.
(3) Reports may be submitted to the state veterinarian in the following ways:
(a) Online at;
(b) Phone at 360-902-1878;
(c) Email at;
(d) Fax at 360-902-2087.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040. WSR 23-11-042, ยง 16-70-015, filed 5/11/23, effective 6/11/23.]
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