Or. Admin. R. 333-024-0225 - Testing for Metabolic Diseases: Time of Collecting Specimens for Testing Infants

Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022

A specimen for newborn screening testing shall be collected within five days after birth from every infant surviving more than two days, as follows:

(1) In the case of infants born outside a hospital or other health care facility and of infants who will remain in the hospital or health care facility for 24 hours or more, a specimen shall be collected after 24 hours but before five days after birth, preferably between 24 and 48 hours after birth. A second specimen shall be collected between 10 and 14 days but before one month of age.
(2) In the case of infants discharged from a hospital or other health care facility before 24 hours of age, a specimen shall be collected just prior to discharge from the facility, and a second specimen shall be collected from such infants 10 to 14 days after birth.
(3) In the case of infants who are preterm, low birth weight or ill and are admitted to a special care baby unit or neonatal intensive care unit, a specimen shall be collected at admission, a second specimen collected between 48 and 72 hours of age and a third specimen collected at discharge or 28 days of life, whichever comes first.
(4) In the case of infants up to six months of age entering the care of a practitioner and for whom the screening status is unknown or cannot be determined, a specimen shall be collected within two weeks of the first visit to the practitioner and sent to the state public health laboratory for screening.
(5) In the case of infants over six months of age entering the care of a practitioner and for whom the screening status is unknown or cannot be determined, a specimen shall be collected within two weeks of the first visit and sent to a diagnostic laboratory providing screening services for older infants.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 333-024-0225
HD 18-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 9-11-81; HD 3-1982, f. & ef. 2-25-82; HD 17-1983, f. & ef. 10-12-83; HD 10-1986, f. & ef. 6-11-86; OHD 15-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-4-02; PH 30-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-17-04 thru 3-13-05; PH 37-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-7-04; PH 11-2014, f. 4-15-14, cert. ef. 5-1-14; PH 92-2018, amend filed 02/12/2018, effective 4/1/2018

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 433.285

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 433.285

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