Section 69-2.2 - Cord blood test for syphilis

69-2.2 Cord blood test for syphilis. Every responsible physician or birth attendant shall acquire from all infants born, whether alive or dead after 22 weeks gestation, a sample of blood from the umbilical cord and submit it to an approved laboratory for standard serological tests for syphilis. If body blood from the mother is tested for syphilis at the time of birth, the cord blood test requirement shall be waived if the infant's body blood is tested after any positive test result of the mother's blood.
 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 1989
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