WVC 16 - 4 A- 3
§16-4A-3. Identification of specimen; report.
Any physician who takes or causes to be taken from a woman
in pregnancy or suspected pregnancy a blood test for syphilis
shall identify such specimen as being from a pregnant woman, and
the laboratory shall provide a report in triplicate on forms
prepared and furnished by the state department of health showing
the results of such tests. The original of each such report
shall be sent at once to the physician submitting the specimen, a
duplicate shall be forwarded to the state department of health
during the week that the test was performed, and the triplicate
shall be retained by the laboratory for its files. All
laboratory reports shall be confidential and shall not be open to
public inspection. The laboratory test for syphilis in
compliance with this article shall be performed free of charge by
the state hygienic laboratory on the application of any municipal
or county health officer or other physician, or any other person
permitted by law to secure such specimens.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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