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144.97 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Scope.

The definitions in this section apply to section 144.98.

Subd. 2.Accreditation.

"Accreditation" means written acknowledgment that a laboratory has the policies, procedures, equipment, and practices to produce reliable data in the analysis of environmental samples.

Subd. 3.Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of health.

Subd. 4.Commercial laboratory.

"Commercial laboratory" means a laboratory that performs tests on samples on a contract or fee-for-service basis.

Subd. 5.Environmental sample.

"Environmental sample" means a substance derived from a nonhuman source and collected for the purpose of analysis.

Subd. 5a.Field of testing.

"Field of testing" means the combination of analyte, method, matrix, and test category for which a laboratory may hold accreditation.

Subd. 6.Laboratory.

"Laboratory" means the state, a person, corporation, or other entity, including governmental, that examines, analyzes, or tests samples in a specified physical location.

Subd. 7.Sample.

"Sample" means a substance derived from a nonhuman source and collected for the purpose of analysis, or a tissue, blood, excretion, or other bodily fluid specimen obtained from a human for the detection of a chemical, etiologic agent, or histologic abnormality.

Subd. 8.Test category.

"Test category" means the combination of program and category as provided by section 144.98, subdivisions 3, paragraph (b), clauses (1) to (10), and 3a, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (5).

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