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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 99.195

Storage of samples

If neither Sample A nor Sample B is discarded

             (1)  Subregulations (2), (3) and (4) apply if:

                     (a)  an approved laboratory receives a body sample for a confirmatory drug test that is divided into Sample A and Sample B; and

                     (b)  neither Sample A nor Sample B is discarded under subregulation 99.190(2) or (3).

             (2)  Sample A and Sample B must be stored in a secured refrigeration unit until Sample A is tested.

             (3)  If the test result for the confirmatory drug test on Sample A is a positive result, Sample B must be:

                     (a)  stored in a secure freezer; and

                     (b)  kept for 100 days from the date of the positive result and then discarded.

             (4)  If the test result for Sample A is not a positive result, Sample B must be discarded.

If one of the specimen tubes is discarded

             (5)  If:

                     (a)  an approved laboratory receives a body sample for a confirmatory drug test that is divided into Sample A and Sample B; and

                     (b)  either Sample A or Sample B is discarded under subregulation 99.190(2);

then the remaining specimen tube must be stored in a secured refrigeration unit until it is tested.



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