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Contact the Newborn Screening Program


SCID Testing began October 1st, 2012. Please see our announcement letter and additional information about the newest disorder added to Florida's newborn screening panel.

Download the newly updated Florida Newborn Screening Guidelines, updated on May 24, 2012.  To order additional copies, please complete the Guidelines Request Form and fax or mail it to the Newborn Screening Program.

To: All Users of Newborn Screening Specimen Collection Cards (DH677)

If you have any expired specimen cards, please DISCARD them.
Specimens collected on expired cards will be REJECTED.

ACCEPTABLE cards have the following lot numbers and expiration dates:

  • Lot W092 Exp Date: 2013-05
  • Lot W101 Exp Date: 2013-09
  • Lot W102 Exp Date: 2014-02
  • Lot W111 Exp Date: 2014-07
  • Lot numbers higher than W111 and expiration dates later than 2014-07

Fax a request to Newborn Screening Laboratory if more cards are needed.

Attention to: Nita, Joan or Danielle
Fax: 904-791-1637
Phone: 904-791-1572

If you use heparin as an anticoagulant, please see this SPECIAL NOTICE.

Florida Newborn Screening's blood spot retention policy.


Genetics and Newborn Screening Program Advisory Council

WHEN: February 19th, 2016 at 10:00 am


Bureau of Laboratories
Porter Auditorium
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32231


Florida Genetics and Newborn Screening related topics.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person requiring special accommodations to attend this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting the Florida Newborn Screening Program at (850) 245-4201.

*Adjournment time is approximate, depending on completion of the advisory council business. 

Under Florida Law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Please contact The Newborn Screening Program at (850) 245-4201 or by emailat, if you have any further questions.

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