Or. Admin. R. 333-024-0231 - Testing for Metabolic Diseases: Procedures for Follow-Up of Specimens Administered Too Early, Improperly Collected, and Those That Show Abnormal Results

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

(1) 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 follow-up.


Or. Admin. R. 333-024-0231
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; PH 92-2018, amend filed 02/12/2018, effective 4/1/2018

Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 433.285

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 433.285

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