Laboratory services may be provided within the facility or through contract with a laboratory service.  If laboratory services are offered within the facility, then the following shall be provided:

(1)           Laboratory work counter with sink, vacuum, gas and electrical outlets;

(2)           Lavatory or counter sinks equipped for hand washing;

(3)           Blood storage equipment with temperature monitoring and alarm signals; and

(4)           Specimen collection:

(a)           Urine collection rooms shall be equipped with a water closet and lavatory; and

(b)           Blood collection area shall have space for a chair, work counter, and hand washing sink.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996.