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NEW JERSEY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
TITLE 8. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CHAPTER 44. CHAPTER IV OF THE STATE SANITARY CODE
Amended April 6, 1998

SUBCHAPTER 2. OPERATION OF CLINICAL LABORATORIES

8:44-2.11 Reporting by laboratory supervisors

(b) Laboratory supervisors shall report to the State Department of Health, within 48 hours of the completion of the analysis, the results of laboratory examinations for hazardous substances in blood and urine, as follows:

  1. Lead:
    1. All blood lead test results;

    2. Urine lead levels equal to or greater than 80 µg/L in individuals greater than 16 years of age.


  2. Mercury:
    1. Blood mercury levels equal to or greater than 2.8 µg/dL;

    2. Urine mercury levels equal to or greater than 20 µg/L.


  3. Arsenic:
    1. Blood arsenic levels equal to or greater than .07 µg/ml;

    2. Urine arsenic levels equal to or greater than 100 µg/L.


  4. Cadmium:
    1. Blood cadmium levels equal to or greater than 5 µg/L of whole blood;
    2. Urine cadmium levels equal to or greater than 3 µg/gram creatinine.

(c) The reports required by (b) above shall contain the result of the laboratory examination, including units; the type of specimen tested; the sample number and date the sample was collected and analyzed; the name, address, telephone number, sex, and date of birth or age of the patient; if the patient is over 16 years old, the name, address, and telephone number of the employer; the patient's occupation; the name, address, telephone number, and name of the medical facility of the requesting physician; and the name, address, telephone number of testing laboratory.


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