10A NCAC 41A .0209       LABORATORY TESTING

All laboratories shall do the following:

(1)           When Neisseria meningitidis is isolated from a normally sterile site, test the organism for specific serogroup or send the isolate to the State Laboratory of Public Health for serogrouping;

(2)           When a stool culture is requested on a specimen from a person with bloody diarrhea, culture the stool for shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli or send the specimen to the State Laboratory of Public Health;

(3)           When Haemophilus influenzae is isolated, test the organism for specific serogroup or send the isolate to the State Laboratory of Public Health for serogrouping; and

(4)           When Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex is isolated, test the organism for specific restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) or send the isolate, or a subculture of the isolate, to the State Laboratory of Public Health for genotyping.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑139;

Eff. October 1, 1994;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 18, 2002;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2004; April 1, 2003.