Newborn Screening Laboratory

Agenices served include the 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.

Resource Links

Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health (OMCFH)
The National Taskforce for Newborn Screening and Genetic Resources Center (NNSGRC)
West Virginia Newborn Metabolic Screening
March of Dimes
Analyte Cutoff Values

Contact Information

Phone: 304-205-8888