(a)  Participation in the proficiency testing offered by this laboratory is mandatory for laboratories certified in milk and for laboratories funded through the federal gonorrhea grant to culture females for gonorrhea. Participation in other proficiency testing or by other laboratories is voluntary.

(b)  Formal training courses in laboratory procedures and laboratory management are presented by this laboratory for health related laboratorians in the state. Courses are announced in the bulletin, LABORATORY, and are planned in response to requests and needs demonstrated by proficiency testing results.

(c)  The bulletin, LABORATORY, is published quarterly and includes announcements of courses offered and information important to laboratory scientists and managers. The bulletin is available to any health related laboratory.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑88;

Eff. October 1, 1985;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 23, 2017.