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    Newborn Screening Unit
    PO Box 149347, MC-1918
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Phone: 512-776-3957
    Fax: 512-776-7450
    Toll-free: 800-252-8023, ext. 3957

    newborn@dshs.texas.gov


Newborn Screening News Newsletter (2000-2004)

Newborn Screening News Newsletter

October 2004 (35KB) - The Newborn Screening Toll-Free Number is Changing, New Testing Methodology for Galactosemia, Use Newborn Screening Cards That HAVE NOT expired.

Special Edition - August 2004 (35KB) - Texas Newborn Screening is Changing Computer Systems, Laboratory Result Codes Condensed List.

July 2004 (69KB) - Please Help the State Ship Newborn Screening Supplies More Efficiently, HHS Transformation, Summer Heat.

April 2004 (289KB) - Texas Newborn Screening Symposium, Specimen Collection Materials, Spotlight on PKU, New Laboratory Cutoffs for PKU, Clarifications from the Newborn Screening Laboratory.

January 2004 (323KB) - New U.S. Postal Service Regulations for Mailing Newborn Specimens, Ideal Newborn Screening Specimen Characteristics, Tips to Ensure Valid Specimens, Spotlight on CAH, Public Meetings Scheduled on Organizational Changes in Health.

December 2003 (31KB) - History of Texas Newborn Screening, Invalid Specimens, It's Not Just PKU, Publications Order Form.

July 2003 (31KB) - New U.S. Postal Service regulations for mailing newborn screening specimens, effective June 12, 2003. This article provides information on the new mailing requirements for NBS specimens and what the Texas Department of Health is doing to reach compliance. And, Frequently Asked Questions about NBS Collection Kits: Processes for Ordering and Billing.

April 2003 (31KB) - HIPAA Update, HIPAA and Newborn Screening, Important Message About HIPAA Privacy Standards To Providers and Entities That Submit Protected Health Information To The Texas Department of Health.

January 2003 (48KB) - The Texas Newborn Screening Program, Newborn Screening Directory.

October 2002 (34KB) - Take the Newborn Screening Quiz …

July 2002 (46KB) - Don't Wait ... Do not delay mailing blood specimens, New Issues in the Laboratory, Imagine Being Born Deaf ... Now Imagine Not Being Able to Tell Anyone, Free Literature.

April 2002 (243KB) - EDTA/Citrate Anticoagulant Status Report, Specimen Collection: Most Critical Demographic Information, Use of Courier Services, Specimen Collection Card Feedback, Free Literature.

January 2002 (213KB) - Neonatal Screening Blood Specimen Collection, Anticoagulants Cause Interference with Newborn Screening Results, It's Not Just PKU, Change of Address.

October 2001 (102KB) - New Laboratory Methodology Implemented for Newborn Screening: Specimens Involved, Changes You Will See, What YOU Can Do To Help, Reason for Extra Circles, Number of Circles Needed, Methodology Descriptions for the Technically Oriented Submitter, The Story on How This All Happened.

July 2001 (38KB) - Family Health Services Information & Referral Line: 1-800-422-2956.

April 2001 (60KB) - Spotlight on Hemoglobinopathies, Free Literature, Child Passenger Safety, Newborn Screening Poster Now Available.

January 2001 (135KB) - What To Tell Parents When Their Baby's Screen is Abnormal, Newborn Screening Program Rules - Frequently Asked Questions.

October 2000 (261KB) - Serum Separation on Newborn Screening Specimens, Recommended Procedure for Drying Newborn Screening Specimens, "It's Not Just PKU", What Newborn Screening Means to Me - Parent of a Child with CAH, Retest Recommendations, Revised Confirmatory Testing Form.

July 2000 (110KB) - Voice Response System, Summer Heat, Tips for a Timelier Turn-around of NBS Specimens.

April 2000 (82.9KB) -Unsatisfactory Specimens, by Sabina Bruno, Graduate Intern, University of Texas at Austin.

January 2000 (81.9KB) - Welcome to the first issue of the Texas Department of Health Newborn Screening Program (NBS) Newsletter. The goal of this newsletter is to share information about our program which includes both the Laboratory NBS Branch and the NBS Case Management Program.

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Last updated September 9, 2019