Title: Section 67-1.3 - Laboratory testing and specimen collection

Effective Date

06/20/2009

67-1.3 Laboratory testing and specimen collection.

(a) All blood lead tests shall be performed by (i) a clinical laboratory approved for toxicology-blood lead under Article 5, Title V of the Public Health Law; (ii) a health care practitioner's office pursuant to Public Health Law Section 579(1) that is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under regulations implementing the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA); or (iii) an entity exempt from the requirements of Public Health Law Article 5, Title V pursuant to Section 579(3) of that Title, that holds a certificate of registration issued by the department and is authorized to conduct blood lead analyses.

(b) Venous blood is the preferred specimen for blood lead analysis and should be used for lead measurement whenever practicable.

(c) Fingerstick blood specimens are acceptable for lead screening if appropriate collection procedures are followed to minimize the risk of environmental lead contamination. Instructions regarding appropriate collection procedures for fingerstick specimens may be obtained from laboratories approved for toxicology-blood lead under Article 5, Title V of the Public Health Law.
 

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