Any laboratory that performs a blood lead analysis in California shall report to the department: the test results, the name of the person tested, person's birth date or age, person's address or telephone number, information for health care provider ordering the analysis, information for the laboratory, accession number of the specimen, the date of analysis, the person's gender, the person's employer information, source of the specimen, and the date specimen was drawn. All information reported shall be confidential except as provided in (g).
Owners and laboratory directors of all clinical laboratories shall preserve medical records and laboratory records, as defined in this section, for three years from the date of testing, examination, or purchase. Failure to retain records accordingly is cause of legal action. Information in these medical records shall be confidential, with certain exceptions.
A clinical laboratory shall report all CD4+ T-Cell test results that are possibly related to an HIV infection to the local health officer within seven days of the completion of the CD4+ T-Cell test. If provided by the ordering health care provider, the lab report shall include: the patient's name, date of birth, and gender. The local health officer shall inspect each CD4+ T-Cell test report to determine if the test is related to a case of HIV infection.
The laboratory that is storing a blood sample shall provide access to the blood sample only to (1) a person who has been adopted pursuant to this part, (2) the adoptive parent of a person under the age of 18 years, (3) the birth parents. No person other than the adoptive parent and the adopted child shall have access to the blood sample or any DNA test results related to the blood sample, unless the adoptive parent or the child authorizes another person or entity to have that access.