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Special Health Issues
Laboratory Tests: Metabolic
The DC Newborn Metabolic Screening Program screens all District newborns for these disorders:
The DC Department of Health administers the Newborn Screening Program and notifies providers of abnormal test results, provides educational and referral information, monitors results of repeat tests, and tracks those who require treatment.
Perkin Elmer Genetics (1-866-463-6436) contracts with the DC Government to analyze blood samples from all District newborns and to provide test results.
If the initial blood sample was obtained less than 24 hours after birth or if the sample was unacceptable, the PCP needs to obtain a second blood sample at 1 week of age.
If initial screening results indicate abnormalities, the PCP must:
Newborn Metabolic Screening Program
Gen Screening, Inc.