Newborn Screening Information for Providers:
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.
The following instructions are based on the most recent version of the newborn screening card. Older versions may have different fields. Please contact our program staff with questions.
How to Fill Out Newborn Screening Cards (PDF)
This document explains how to complete each field on the newborn screening card, including why certain fields are especially important for generating accurate results.
Particular areas on the newborn screening card have repeatedly been a source of questions and/or concerns. This quick reference sheet offers tips on how to fill out these areas.