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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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NBS Notices

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

Newborn Screening Newsletter: Spotlight, Volume 1, Spring 2014 (PDF 603kb) 
   Effective 04/14

Changes to NBS Result Reporting Statements (PDF 188kb) 
   Effective 02/14

Important notice regarding transit time of Newborn Screening specimens (PDF 148kb) 
   Effective 01/14

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

Changes to NBS Result Reporting Statements (PDF 148kb)
   Effective 6/13

Decision Form Survey: Summary of Results (PDF 192kb)
   Effective 5/29/13

Check the expiration date on your NBS kits: 2010 kits expire April 2, 2013 (PDF 418kb)
   Effective 4/2/13

Changes to NBS Result Reporting Statements (PDF 98kb)
   Effective 3/2013

Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) to begin December 1, 2012 (PDF 119kb)
   Effective 12/01/12

Clarification Regarding Letter Sent to Newborn Screening Submitters (PDF 116kb)
   Effective 9/11/12

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Testing Implementation Update (PDF 91kb)
   Effective Late 2012

The Newborn Screening Voice Response System (VRS) will be permanently shut down as of September 1, 2012 (PDF 108kb)
   Effective 09/01/12

The Newborn Screening Voice Response System (VRS) will be permanently shut down as of September 1, 2012 (PDF 220kb)
   Effective 06/01/12

Instructions for use of 2010 & 2011 Newborn Screening Specimen Collection kits beginning June 1, 2012 (PDF 201kb)
   Effective 06/01/12

Newborn Screening SCID Pilot Project Update (PDF 211kb)
   Effective 04/30/12

April 2012: Changes to Healthcare Provider Requirements regarding the Use and Storage of Newborn Screening Blood Spot Cards (PDF 397kb)
   Effective 06/01/12

February 2012: Changes to Healthcare Provider Requirements regarding the Use and Storage of Newborn Screening Blood Spot Cards (PDF 348kb)
   Effective 06/01/12

January 2012: Changes to Healthcare Provider Requirements regarding the Use and Storage of Newborn Screening Blood Spot Cards (PDF 51kb)
   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 November 21, 2014