W. Va. Code R. § 64-6-4 - Reporting Requirements

4.1. Supervisors of all laboratories in West Virginia that perform serologic or other tests for syphilis or that perform smears, cultures or other tests for neisseria gonorrhea shall make a report of all positive or reactive laboratory tests for syphilis or neisseria gonorrhea to the director of the West Virginia department of health on forms provided for the purpose as follows:
4.1.1. Syphilis Tests All reactive and weakly reactive (doubtful) serologic tests for syphilis. All reactive and weakly reactive (doubtful) spinal fluid serologic tests for syphilis. All positive darkfield microscopic tests for treponema pallidum.
4.1.2. Neisseria Gonorrhea All positive culture examinations for gonorrhea. All positive smears for gonorrhea. All other laboratory test results indicative of gonorrhea.
4.2. These reports shall include:
4.2.1. The name of the laboratory.
4.2.2. The name of the test, the date performed, and the result.
4.2.3. The name and location of the physician who submitted the specimen.
4.2.4. The name of the patient, and (if available) the sex, age, and address.
4.2.5. The signature of the supervisor of the laboratory.
4.3. Reports of the above named laboratory tests shall be submitted on the 1st and 15th of each month, except positive darkfield tests and positive cultures where penicillinase producing N. gonorrhea (PPNG) is isolated shall be submitted within 24 hours.
4.4. If no reportable tests are performed during any reporting period, a statement to this effect shall be submitted by the supervisor of the laboratory.
4.4.1. The West Virginia director of health or his authorized representatives shall work through the patient's physician in any follow-up of the aforementioned reports of positive laboratory tests.
4.4.2. The reports of all positive tests submitted in compliance with these rules and regulations are hereby declared to be confidential and not public records and such information shall not be used except as is necessary to enforce venereal disease laws and regulations.


W. Va. Code R. § 64-6-4

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