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WAC 296-823-16010: Test the blood of the source person

Published: 2015

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WAC 296-823-16010

Test the blood of the source person.

When the source individual is already known to be infected with HBV or HIV, you do not need to test their status.

You must arrange to test the source individual's blood for HBV and HIV as soon as feasible after getting their consent. (1) If you do not get consent, you must establish that legally required consent can not be obtained. (2) When the law does not require the source individual's consent, their blood, if available, must be tested and the results documented.

1. Your local health authority enforces rules regarding HIV testing and consent which are found in WAC 246-100-206, Special diseases—Sexually transmitted diseases, and WAC 246-100-207, Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing.

These rules can be found at: and click on Title 246 WAC.

2. Source testing: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common chronic bloodborne infection in the United States. The CDC recommends testing of the source person for the presence of anti-HCV antibody. (Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis, MMWR, June 29, 2000/50(RR11); 1-42.)

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-823-16010, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 04-12-070, § 296-823-16010, filed 6/1/04, effective 9/1/04; WSR 03-09-110, § 296-823-16010, filed 4/22/03, effective 8/1/03.]