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(Effective until January 31, 2022)

PDFWAC 246-101-225

Content of notifications for positive preliminary test results and positive final test results.

(1) For each condition listed in Table Lab-1 of WAC 246-101-201, laboratory directors must provide the following information for each positive culture or suggestive test result:
(a) Type of specimen tested;
(b) Name of reporting laboratory;
(c) Telephone number of reporting laboratory;
(d) Date of specimen collection;
(e) Date specimen received by reporting laboratory;
(f) Requesting health care provider's name;
(g) Requesting health care provider's phone number;
(h) Requesting health care provider's address, when available;
(i) Test result;
(j) Name of patient;
(k) Sex of patient, when available in laboratory database;
(l) Date of birth or age of patient, when available in laboratory database; and
(m) Full address of patient, or patient zip code at a minimum, when available in laboratory database.
(2) Local health officers and the state health officer may require laboratory directors to report other information of epidemiological or public health value.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 11-02-065, § 246-101-225, filed 1/4/11, effective 2/4/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050, 43.70.545, 70.24.125 and 70.28.010. WSR 00-23-120, § 246-101-225, filed 11/22/00, effective 12/23/00.]
(Effective January 31, 2022)

PDFWAC 246-101-225

Content of laboratory reportsLaboratory directors.

(1) A laboratory director shall provide the following information in each laboratory report required under this chapter:
(a) Patient's first and last name;
(b) Patient's physical address including zip code;
(c) Patient's date of birth;
(d) Patient's sex;
(e) Patient's ethnicity, as required in WAC 246-101-011(4);
(f) Patient's race, as required in WAC 246-101-011(5);
(g) Patient's preferred language, as required in WAC 246-101-011(6);
(h) For hepatitis B virus, pregnancy status (pregnant, not pregnant, or unknown) of patients twelve to fifty years of age;
(i) Patient's best contact telephone number;
(j) For blood lead level, medicaid status of patients less than seventy-two months of age;
(k) Requesting health care provider's name;
(l) Requesting health care provider's phone number;
(m) Address where patient received care;
(n) Name of submitting laboratory;
(o) Telephone number of submitting laboratory;
(p) Specimen type;
(q) Specimen collection date;
(r) Date laboratory received specimen;
(s) Test method used; and
(t) Test result.
(2) The local health officer or the state health officer may request additional information of epidemiological or public health value when conducting a case investigation or otherwise for prevention and control of a specific notifiable condition.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050, 70.28.032, and 70.24.130. WSR 21-11-040, § 246-101-225, filed 5/12/21, effective 1/31/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 11-02-065, § 246-101-225, filed 1/4/11, effective 2/4/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050, 43.70.545, 70.24.125 and 70.28.010. WSR 00-23-120, § 246-101-225, filed 11/22/00, effective 12/23/00.]
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