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    Laboratory Services Section
    MC 1947
    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 W. 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756-3199

    Phone: (512) 776-7318
    Fax: (512) 776-7294

    Phone Us Toll Free at:
    (888) 963-7111, ext. 7318

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Newborn Screening Spotlight Awards


NBS Spotlight Recognition
Best Overall Birthing Facilities


For a complete list of all Newborn Screening recognition awards, please visit this page.

These awards are based on the following criteria: 

Best Overall is recognition for both  a high volume* and a medium to low volume* facility with the best performance for ALL of the following measures:

  • Percentage of specimens received within 24 hours of collection*
  • Percentage of 1st screen specimens collected 24-48 hours after birth
  • Percentage of satisfactory specimens

    *High Volume – More than 75 first screen newborn screening specimens submitted to DSHS per month

    *Medium to Low Volume – 75 or less first screen newborn screening specimens submitted to DSHS per month

    *New national recommendations established in February 2015

    Contact Us
    (512) 776-7585 or (888) 963-7111, ext. 7585 toll free
    NewbornScreeningLab@dshs.state.tx.us
    Last updated December 20, 2016