tests are mandated by law for the following disorders:
- adrenal hyperplasia
- biotinidase deficiency
- phenylketonuria (PKU)
- sickle cell anemia
specimens must be collected on the State of Illinois Neonatal Screening Tests
Form, which has designated blood collection areas. These forms are available
from Laboratory Support Services (LSS), 476 Jelke. All patient information
requested on the form must be entered prior to submitting the form to the State
collection and specimen transport services are available through LSS. Specimens
must be submitted to the State Lab no later than 72 hours after collection.
collected by the blood drawing team upon a written physician's order in the
patient's medical record.
collected no earlier than 48 hours after birth from those infants not
discharged before 48 hours of age.
leave the hospital before they are at least 48 hours of age must have a blood
specimen drawn for testing before discharge. A second blood specimen for PKU
testing must be obtained on such infants before the third week of life by the
attending physician or her/his designee.
from infants requiring parental feeding or from premature infants should be
obtained after their condition has stabilized. It is suggested that such
infants be tested initially on or near the seventh day of life.