Office of Newborn Screening
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and CF Awareness Month. Annually in AZ, > 100 babies are identified with significant hearing loss and another 25 are diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Click here to learn more: CF | Hearing
The success of the Newborn Screening program depends on the coordinated efforts of many health professionals. Medical Home and/or other Healthcare Professionals are generally responsible for: ordering the screening tests for newborn infants in their care, informing parents about the screening tests, and collection and handling of newborn screening specimens. Practitioners, and/or their contracted laboratories, may collect and send specimens for testing. Practitioners, hospitals and laboratories work together to coordinate timely collection and rapid delivery of acceptable newborn screening specimens to the Arizona Public Health Laboratory (State Lab).
Providers are responsible for timely collection of properly identified and acceptable newborn screening specimens, rapid transfer of specimens to the State Lab and follow-up on abnormal results.
Prior Reference Ranges No Longer In Effect
- Effective 05/01/2013 – NEW Reference Ranges and Addition of Secondary Markers
- Effective 01/01/2013 – NEW Screening Report Design Highlighting Abnormal Results
- Bloodspot Specimen Screening Kit Order Form
- Instructions for Proper Specimen Collection
- Special Considerations Affecting Specimen Timing and Results
- Storage and Use of Residual Blood Specimen Policy
- Specimen Collection – Procedures
- Specimen Collection – Quality Samples
Note: Files are PDF format unless otherwise stated.