Instructions for Obtaining Newborn Screening (NBS) Results
Online access to newborn screening results for primary care providers is now available through the Indiana Newborn Screening Tracking & Education Program (INSTEP)! For registration instructions, please send an e-mail to Alyssa K. Rex, EHDI Follow-Up Coordinator (Arex@isdh.in.gov).
Other healthcare professionals who are not primary care providers can obtain NBS results by contacting the IU Newborn Screening Laboratory. Send a fax on your office’s letterhead with the patient’s name, date of birth (DOB), patient’s mother’s name, and birthing facility to (317) 491 – 6679. If you have any questions, please call (800) 245 – 9137.
Parents or other individuals requesting NBS results can contact the ISDH Genomics and Newborn Screening Program by calling (888) 815 – 0006.
Reminder - Children Discharged Home Without Receiving Valid Initial Newborn Screen
Whenever a child is discharged home from a birthing facility without receiving a valid initial heelstick or pulse oximetry newborn screen, designated staff at the birthing facility should call Christine Pokrajac, Newborn Screening Follow-up Coordinator, at (317) 233 - 7019 immediately. Please note:
- A valid heelstick newborn screen is defined as a sample that was collected after the child was at least 48 hours old AND after he/she was on protein feed for at least 24 hours. Both of these criteria must be met in order for the sample to be valid.
- A valid pulse oximetry newborn screen is defined as a pulse oximetry test that was performed once the child was at least 24 hours old (for healthy-appearing infants who were born at or after 35 weeks gestation).
Facilities do not need to call the ISDH Newborn Screening Program if a child is discharged for transfer to another birthing facility and/or transfer to the NICU.
Other Information for Healthcare Professionals
Cystic Fibrosis Educational Information
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Overview
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – An Overview.”
For a list of resources for families of children with newborn screening conditions or birth defects, please click here.
For more information about genetics in a primary care setting, please visit the Genetics Tools website on GeneTests