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    MC 1947
    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 W. 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756-3199

    Phone: (512) 776-7318
    Fax: (512) 776-7294

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Newborn Screening Notices

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New National Recommendations for Timely Collection and Submission of Newborn Screening Specimens
   Effective immediately

Public Comment Sought – Updates to the National Newborn Screening Contingency Plan
   Effective through 2/15/16

2015 Holiday Closure/Testing Reminders
   Effective 12/22/15

Changes to the DSHS Return Policy for Paid Newborn Screening Specimen Collection Kits
   Effective 1/01/16

2013 Expired Kit Notice
   Effective 11/30/15

Quality Improvement Hints to Minimize Transit Time of NBS Specimens During the Holidays
   Posted 11/23/15

2015 Thanksgiving Closure/Testing Reminders
   Effective 11/24/15

Updates on Newborn Screening Result Reporting Statements for Secondary Conditions
    Effective 5/26/2015

Expansion of Texas Newborn Screening Panel to include Secondary Conditions of Recommended Uniform Screening Panel
   Effective mid-2015

FAQs – Secondary Conditions of the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel
   Effective mid-2015

DSHS Austin Laboratory Scheduled Power Outage
   Effective 3/13/2015

Shipping Notice – Newborn Screening Specimens
   Effective February 2015

2014 Holiday Closure/Testing Reminders (Word 41kb)
   Effective 12/22/14

2014 Thanksgiving Closure/Testing Reminders (Word 65kb)
    Effective 11/21/14

Newborn Screening Newsletter: Spotlight, Volume 1, Spring 2014
   Effective 4/2014

Changes to NBS Result Reporting Statements
   Effective 2/2014

Important notice regarding transit time of Newborn Screening specimens
   Effective 1/2014

DSHS Laboratory is revising rules concerning laboratory testing and fees for some laboratory services
   Effective 9/01/13

Changes to NBS Result Reporting Statements
   Effective 6/13

Decision Form Survey: Summary of Results
   Effective 5/29/13

Check the expiration date on your NBS kits: 2010 kits expire April 2, 2013
   Effective 4/02/13

Changes to NBS Result Reporting Statements
   Effective 3/2013

Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) to begin December 1, 2012
   Effective 12/01/12

Clarification Regarding Letter Sent to Newborn Screening Submitters
   Effective 9/11/12

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Testing Implementation Update
   Effective Late 2012

The Newborn Screening Voice Response System (VRS) will be permanently shut down as of September 1, 2012
   Effective 09/01/12

The Newborn Screening Voice Response System (VRS) will be permanently shut down as of September 1, 2012
   Effective 06/01/12

Instructions for use of 2010 & 2011 Newborn Screening Specimen Collection kits beginning June 1, 2012
   Effective 06/01/12

Newborn Screening SCID Pilot Project Update
   Effective 04/30/12

April 2012: Changes to Healthcare Provider Requirements regarding the Use and Storage of Newborn Screening Blood Spot Cards
   Effective 06/01/12

February 2012: Changes to Healthcare Provider Requirements regarding the Use and Storage of Newborn Screening Blood Spot Cards
   Effective 06/01/12

January 2012: Changes to Healthcare Provider Requirements regarding the Use and Storage of Newborn Screening Blood Spot Cards
   Effective 06/01/12

Newborn Screening Healthcare Provider Requirements regarding the Use and Storage of Newborn Screening Blood Spot Cards
   Effective 12/20/11

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Last updated February 05, 2016