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June 2022: Secure Remote Viewer (SRV) Web Browser Compatability

Effective 7:00 am on June 15, 2022, the Secure Remote Viewer (SRV), used to retrieve newborn screening results, will only be accessible on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge web browsers. Users are encouraged to download one of these browsers to access the SRV since Internet Explorer will no longer support Windows 10.

If there are any issues accessing the system after this date, please contact the Genetic Diseases Program at 504-568-8254.

January 2022: New Screenings on the Newborn Screening Panel are Live

Effective January 20, 2022, the Louisiana Department of Health has added Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (MPS I), and Glycogen Storage DiseasesType II (Pompe Disease) to the list of genetic conditions infants are tested for at birth. Read more in this announcement.

July 2021: Updates to the Secure Remote Viewer (SRV) Electronic Lab Results Registration 

The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health’s Newborn Screening Program has updated the user access portal to the Secure Remote Viewer (SRV), the system used to find newborn screening results. From now on, users must click this link,, to access the SRV.

April 2017: New Cutoff Values for Newborn Screening

The Office of Public Health Laboratory completed a review for all of the cut-off values used for newborn screening testing based on 2015 data. The evaluation was done first by comparing the mean values observed (measured) values for each analyte (compound detected) during 2015 to the 2014 mean values for the same analyte. This is a way to look for shifts in the average reference values for the Louisiana newborn population as a whole.  Please click here for evaluation method and detail updates.

View the information below to help train staff on newborn screening specimen collection: