ADHS will be performing maintenance on the Medical Marijuana systems starting on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10 PM expected to be completed by Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 AM. During this time, Medical Marijuana Online Registry Applications will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance downtime may cause. If the process is completed earlier, the systems will be made available at an earlier time.

Office of Newborn Screening

Testing & Specimen Collection

Our office is responsible for all newborn screening in Arizona and includes both bloodspot and hearing. This section deals with best practice guidelines related to bloodspot collection using a filter paper collection device (e.g., a kit).


The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) publishes a guideline for specimen collection (LA4-A5, Vol. 27 No. 20: Blood Collection on Filter Paper for Newborn Screening Programs; Approved Standard - Fifth Edition). It is accompanied by a DVD entitled, Making a Difference Through Newborn Screening: Blood Collection on Filter Paper. The Office of Newborn Screening offers the following for staff training.

Note: Files are PDF format unless otherwise stated.