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Rule 3701-3-04 | Laboratory result reporting.


(A) The person in charge of any laboratory that examines specimens of human origin for evidence of diseases designated as reportable by rule 3701-3-02 of the Administrative Code shall report all positive results of such examinations in the manner set forth in rule 3701-3-05 of the Administrative Code.

(B) A positive result of a laboratory examination for a reportable disease shall be considered reason to suspect that a person is infected by that disease. Upon receipt of a laboratory report of a positive result for a reportable disease, the city or general health district in which the suspect case resides shall make an inquiry through the appropriate health care provider to determine if the suspected case exists.

(C) A laboratory report shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) Case information: name, date of birth, sex, and street address including city, state, and zip code.

(2) Laboratory test information: specimen identification number, specimen collection date, specimen type, test name, test result, and if applicable, the organism and serotype.

(3) Health care provider information: name, telephone number, street address including city, state, and postal zip code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3701.23
Amplifies: 3701.23
Five Year Review Date: 9/15/2021
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/1964, 3/13/1980, 7/23/1998, 1/1/2009, 2/1/2011