The current Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute standard recommends blood collection from 24 to 48 hours after birth for newborn genetic disorder screening. This study uses California population-level data to determine whether early specimens (collected from 12 to 23 hours) would also be considered satisfactory based on screening performance..
Title: Damaged goods?: an empirical cohort study of blood specimens collected 12 to 23 hours after birth in newborn screening in California
Authors: Hao Tang, PhD; Lisa Feuchtbaum, DrPH, MPH; Partha Neogi, PhD; Thomson Ho, PhD; Leslie Gaffney, BS; Robert J. Currier, PhD
Date: December 2015