(a)  For specific information on individuals or agencies to whom the services described in this Chapter are available, type of specimen or sample to submit, when and how to collect proper specimen or sample, how to ship specimen or sample, test procedures to request, information to submit with specimen or samples, when to expect results, aid in interpretation of results, persons to contact for information or consultation, location and hours this laboratory is open, order forms for kits and biologicals and their current prices, and other pertinent information, please refer to the "laboratory services" manual which is available to authorized senders of specimens or samples and may be obtained from this laboratory.

(b)  Private citizens may submit specimens or samples to this laboratory in only one circumstance, animals or animal heads for rabies examination.

(c)  Individuals will be given the results of analysis made on specimens in the circumstances described in (b) of this Rule but in all other instances may receive the results only upon written request of the authorized sender.

(d)  Upon request of the person who sends a specimen to this laboratory for testing, copies of the laboratory results may be furnished to another authorized sender. Copies of laboratory results shall also be furnished to the Department's health divisions for follow‑up or tracking of communicable diseases or conditions in accordance with applicable laws or rules.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑88;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1977;

Readopted Eff. November 15, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990; October 1, 1985;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 23, 2017.