NEWBORN SCREENING

Mnemonic

NB SCN

Synonym

PKU - Metabolic Screen - Blood Spot Test

Guidelines

Legacy internal use only

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Please see <a href="/~/media/Files/PDF/Lab Services/Clinician Information/NewbornScreeningGuidelines020714.ashx"><strong>Newborn Screening: Specimen Handling and Collection Guidelines</strong></a>

Collect

Whole Blood via capillary puncture. Lightly touch filter paper to LARGE blood drop. Allow blood to soak through and completely fill circle with SINGLE application to LARGE blood drop. Fill all circles.  

Handling

Allow card to air dry at room temperature for 2-4 hours in a horizontal position.

Preferred Volume

Completely fill all circles. Do not under fill circles. Do not over saturate circles.

Transport

Transport at room temperature in a non-plastic envelope. Cards must be in transit to the state labs within 24 hours of collection.

Rejection Criteria

See state websites for rejection criteria.

Testing Information

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014 10:33:09 AM


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