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Damaged goods?: an empirical cohort study of blood specimens collected 12 to 23 hours after birth in newborn screening in California

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
Link: http://www.nature.com/gim/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/gim2015154a.html