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Screening Cards

Ordering Newborn Screening Cards

If your facility is in need of more Newborn Screening cards please contact the NBS Laboratory Manager, Barb Lesko at bglesko@iupui.edu.

Newborn Screening Card Quality Assurance - New!

Best practice is to perofrm a last quality check of the newborn screening card prior to the discharge of the newborn and before the newborn screening card is sent to the Newborn Screening Lab. This tool helps ensure the necessary and accurate completeion of the newborn screening cards to support the early detection and intervention of the conditions screened for. Click here to add this resource to your collection areas!

Newborn Screening Card Expiration Date

Newborn screening cards are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as Class II medical devices. Because of FDA regulations, the newborn screening cards are printed with expiration dates. The cards can be used for blood spot collection up to and including the last day of the month of the expiration date printed on the card. Expired cards submitted for screening will be considered unsatisfactory and another screen will be requested, which could delay diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, we recommend that providers review newborn screening card expiration dates regularly to help manage inventory.

Newborn Screening Card Instructions

Accurate completion of newborn screening cards helps our staff locate infants with abnormal results quickly and facilitates timely follow-up testing. If affected infants do not receive timely follow-up care, many of the disorders can lead to permanent mental or physical problems or even death. The submitter is legally responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the information on the newborn screening card. Please take special care to fill out all fields.





Page last revised on 05/29/2020