Storage and use of residual dried blood spots from state newborn screening programs.

@article{Olney2006StorageAU,
  title={Storage and use of residual dried blood spots from state newborn screening programs.},
  author={Richard S. McBride Michael L. Hendricks John E. Olney and Cynthia A. Moore and Jelili A Ojodu and Mary Lou Lindegren and William H Hannon},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={148 5},
  pages={618-22}
}
OBJECTIVES To provide current data for policy discussions and to assess future needs among newborn screening programs regarding the storage and use of residual dried blood spots (DBS) in the United States. STUDY DESIGN An electronic questionnaire was administered to U.S. state health department laboratory directors in 2003. RESULTS Responses were received from 49 of the 50 states. Approximately half of them stored residual DBS for more than 6 months, 57% did not have a written policy that… CONTINUE READING

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