Our mission is to screen all infants born in the State of West Virginia for congenital hypothyroidism, galactosemia, biotinidase deficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, cystic fibrosis, hemoglobinopathies
acidemias, fatty acid oxidation disorders
, and organic acidemias
as mandated by state code H.B.2583.
Agenices served: Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health (OMCFH), birthing facilities, physicians, clinics, and County Health Departments.
Dried blood spot specimen collected on FDA approved filter paper provided by the Office of Laboratory Services. Blood spot specimen should be taken from a heel puncture and applied directly to filter paper portion of collection form. Alternate approved site for specimen collection is the dorsal/hand vein. Allow bloodspot to dry 3-4 hours before mailing. Specimen should be collected prior to discharge from birthing center and no later than 7 days of age and mailed to OLS within 24 hours after collection.
Newborn Screening Section
Ph. 304-558-3530 ext. 2501 or 2510