Toronto Public Health follows up on reports of body fluid exposures in the community to reduce transmission of communicable diseases.
The Mandatory Blood Testing Act, 2006 (MBTA), allows an individual (“applicant”) to apply to have the blood of another person (“respondent”) tested for specific infectious diseases if you have come into contact with their bodily fluids. Learn more about eligibility.
The Act covers the following infectious diseases only:
If you think you have been exposed to the bodily fluids of another person who may have one of the above infectious diseases, you should immediately contact a medical professional who can help assess the risk of infection and discuss care and treatment options.
To apply, eligible applicants must:
Visit Ontario’s Mandatory blood testing webpage or call Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600.
Toronto Public Health (TPH) follows-up on reports of body fluid exposures in the community to reduce transmission of communicable diseases.
There may be situations in which an individual who is exposed to body fluid is not able to apply for the Mandatory Blood Testing Act (MBTA), or the MBTA is not applicable. In these situations, the exposed individual may want to have TPH follow-up or provide resources.
Examples of body fluid exposures include, but are not limited to:
The exposed individual may:
A team member will respond and provide information on next steps.
See Infection Prevention & Control Measures in Child Care Centres for more information.