Office Of Labatory Services


Newborn TestingOur 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, amino 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
Fx. 304-558-6210

Kristel Fijolek
304-558-3530 x2510

Rebecca Cullop
Chemist II
304-558-3530 x2501

Amelia Whittington
Chemist II
304-558-3530 x2501

Adam Santonia
Chemist II
304-558-3530 x2501

Pam Higginbotham
Lab Assistant
304-558-3530 x2501

Chris Proctor
Chemist II
304-558-3530 x2501

Victoria Slaven
Chemist II
304-558-3530 x2501

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