Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
Improperly collected specimens. Where specimens contain insufficient blood, are
contaminated or are found to be otherwise unsuitable for testing (refer to
Newborn Screening Specimen Collection in the state public health laboratory's
Practitioner's Manual or website), a repeat specimen will be requested. A
letter will be mailed or faxed by the state public health laboratory to the
practitioner who submitted the original specimen within two to four working
days after receiving the sample. If there is no response after 10 working days,
the state public health laboratory will send a follow-up letter. If there is no
response within 21 working days after the second letter, a certified letter
will be sent indicating that the state public health laboratory will no longer
be tracking that infant and that the responsibility for further screening rests
with the practitioner and the parents.
(2) Specimens that show anomalous results.
The state public health laboratory will refer anomalous results to the
screening program's medical consultants. Reports of anomalous findings will be
made by the medical consultants to individual practitioners. Requests for
repeat or diagnostic specimens will be made through the medical consultants by
letter or telephone call, depending upon the urgency of the situation. The
practitioner will inform the state public health laboratory of the final
resolution or confirmation of each case to ensure timely and complete
Or. Admin. R.
HD 6-1985, f. 4-26-85,
ef. 5-1-85; 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;
92-2018, amend filed 02/12/2018, effective
Publications: Publications referenced are available from the
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS