Newborn Screening Program

This program aims to eliminate or reduce mortality, morbidity and disabilities by early detection and treatment of the disorders included in the newborn screening panel. The program now screens for all  disorders recommended by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) except for hearing loss.

Common questions regarding newborn screening.

Louisiana Genetic Diseases/ Lead Poisoning Prevention Program:
1450 Poydras St. Ste. 2046
New Orleans, LA 70112
Main: (504)568-8254
Fax: (504)568-8253

Secure Remote Viewer (SRV) Electronic Lab Results Registration - September 27, 2018

Effective immediately, the OPH state laboratory will no longer send out physical copies of Newborn Screening lab results to providers. Medical providers will be able to view the Newborn Screening lab results through our Secured Remote Viewer Web Based System (SRV). Please fill out the attached registration form (Registration form) and fax it to 504-568-8253.  Instruction on accessing SRV can be found here (Instructions)

OPH State Laboratory Address

 

Office of Public Health State Laboratory

1209 Leesville Avenue

Baton Rouge, La 70802 

 

Filter Paper Specimen Collection Training

The Genetic Diseases Program is committed to reducing the number of newborn screening specimens (Filter paper Lab-10 specimens) rejected as unsatisfactory for testing.  In collaboration with the Office of Public Health's regional hospital nurse coordinators, in-service training and education on the proper technique for sample collection is now available statewide. To assist with training, copies of the DVD, CLSI Newborn Screening Collection can be borrowed for viewing.  To request in-service training and/or the loan of the DVD, please contact the Genetic Diseases Program office at 504-568-8254.

NEW links to videos regarding Newborn Screening specimen collection for staff training:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPnLmYUVtvM&feature=youtu.be

External Link to Youtube Video - Every Hour Counts: Timely collection & Transport of Newborn Screening Specimens (18:21 minutes)

External Link to Youtube Video - CLSI (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute) Newborn Screening Informational Video (1:48 minutes)

 

Provider Resources: