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      RS 30:2351.27     


§2351.27.  Use of accredited sampling laboratories

A.  When analyzing lead in paint films, persons engaged in lead hazard reduction activities may use nondestructive testing procedures utilizing lead detection instruments approved by the appropriate federal agency or agencies.  When laboratory testing is used to analyze lead paint films, soils, or dust, the laboratory must be an environmental testing laboratory that is part of an accreditation program recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or approved pursuant to rules promulgated by the secretary.

B.  The secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide joint oversight for laboratories that offer lead analysis services.

C.  The analysis of lead in human specimens may only be performed by laboratories accredited to analyze the levels of lead in blood under the provisions of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, PL 100-578 and the Clinical Laboratory Personnel Law, R.S. 37:1311 et seq.

Acts 1993, No. 224, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1085, §1.

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