administrator or other person in charge of any institution providing medical
care of newborn infants twenty-eight days of age or younger shall cause to be
taken from every newborn infant in its care a blood specimen for tests pursuant
of the Connecticut General Statutes.
(b) A newborn infant shall be tested for the
following: phenylketonuria and other metabolic diseases, hypothyroidism,
galactosemia, sickle cell disease, maple syrup urine disease, homocystinuria,
biotinidase deficiency, congenital adrenal hyperpla-sia, amino acid disorders,
organic acid disorders and fatty acid oxidation disorders, including, but not
limited to, 3-Hydroxy Long-Chain ACYL-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (LCHADD),
Medium-Chain ACYL-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (MCADD), Tyrosine and such other
tests for inborn errors of metabolism as shall be prescribed by the
Commissioner of Public Health.
Testing shall be subject to the following conditions:
(1) Materials for the collection of the
specimen and forms to accompany the specimen shall be of a type furnished by or
acceptable to the Department of Public Health.
(2) The specimen shall be collected prior to
the newborn's discharge from the institution. If the newborn is discharged
prior to 24 hours of life, the specimen shall be collected as close to the time
of discharge as practicable. If the newborn's medical condition permits, the
specimen shall be collected before the fourth day of life, transfer to another
institution, transfusion of blood or blood products, or dialysis. If the
newborn expires before discharge from the institution, the specimen shall be
collected as soon as practicable after death.
(3) Each specimen shall be submitted within
forty-eight (48) hours after collection to the Department of Public Health
Laboratory, or to a laboratory approved by the Department of Public
accompanying each specimen shall identify for future reference the newborn from
whom the specimen was taken, the time and date of birth, the time and date of
specimen collection, by whom the specimen was collected, and the primary care
provider after discharge from the institution.
(5) Laboratory tests shall be performed by
methods approved by the Department of Public Health.
(6) Records of tests shall clearly indicate
the disorders tested for, and the results thereof, and shall be maintained for
a minimum of five years.
primary care provider identified in subdivision (4) of this section shall
receive notification of any abnormal test result.
(8) Each specimen shall be stored at the
laboratory of the Department of Public Health for not less than six months