Title: Section 52-7.7 - Required laboratory tests on donors and donated tissue

Effective Date

11/01/2000

52-7.7 Required laboratory tests on donors and donated tissue.

All required clinical laboratory testing shall be performed by a laboratory operating under a permit issued by the department. For out-of-state tissue procurements, all required clinical laboratory testing shall be performed by a laboratory which is approved by that state's regulatory authority, the United States Health Care Financing Administration, or by the department.

(a) Blood samples from all allogeneic ocular tissue donors shall be tested for antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), as well as for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), for purposes of donor selection.
(b) All ocular tissue from living donors, except corneal tissue, shall be quarantined for six (6) months. After such time and prior to the distribution of the tissue for transplantation, the donor shall be retested for HBsAg and antibodies to HCV, HIV-1 and HIV-2 and tested for antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc).

Volume

VOLUME A-1 (Title 10)

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