Final Testing Reports

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Emory Medical Laboratory Services

Retention Period

Retain Blood Bank, HPC Stem Cell Lab,Surgical Pathology, Autopsy, Cytology and Bone Marrow reports permanently. Retain Cytogenetics reports for twenty -five years then dispose of. Retain HLA for five years postmortem then dispose of. Retain all other reports for two years then dispose of.

Disposition Instructions

Confidential destruction is required. Paper must be shredded, pulped, or incinerated; electronic records must be overwritten or the storage media physically destroyed. Deletion of information in computer files or on electronic storage media is not sufficient.

Last Updated: December 31, 2008