W. Va. Code R. § 64-8-4 - Laboratories Eligible for Approval by the West Virginia Department of Health
4.1. Reports of official laboratories of State, Territorial and District of Columbia Health Departments and those approved by State, Territorial and District of Columbia Health Departments shall be honored, and also reports of official laboratories of the United States Military Service and the Public Health Service.
4.2. Except for the aforementioned laboratories, a laboratory seeking approval shall:
4.2.1. be located in West Virginia;
4.2.2. show that it complies with Reportable Diseases, West Virginia Department of Health Legislative Rules, Series 7; and Requirement for Laboratories to Report Positive or Reactive Serologic and Other Tests for Syphilis and Positive Laboratory Examinations for Neisseria Gonorrhea to the West Virginia Department of Health, West Virginia Department of Health Legislative Rules, Series 6.
4.2.3. complete director qualification, personnel qualification, and agreement forms when a laboratory requests approval for the first time or when there is a change in laboratory director;
4.2.4. maintain adequate apparatus and reagents for tests for which approval is requested;
4.2.5. send its request for approval to the West Virginia department of health well in advance of future yearly testing periods;
4.2.6. meet the accuracy standards of these regulations (Section 6).
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