Newborn Screening (NBS) tests for 50 disorders that may affect an infant's metabolism, endocrine system, blood, breathing, hearing, or digestion
Patient should be between 24 and 48 hours of age
Blood spots are best collected between 24 and 48 hours of age. Blood spots collected before 24 hours of age cannot be fully interpreted, which means some test results will be marked “unsatisfactory” on the newborn screening report.
Dry flat for a minimum of 3 hours
Newborn screening (PKU) card (MN)
Ambient - within 24 hours of collection