Or. Admin. R. 333-024-1030 - Newborn Screening: Timing for Collecting Specimens

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

(1) The facility or individual responsible for collecting specimens for newborn screening under OAR 333-024-1020 and OAR 333-024-1025 must collect newborn screening specimens from every infant born in Oregon, and surviving more than two days, unless exempt according to OAR 333-024-1050, as follows:
(a) The first specimen shall be collected as soon as possible after 24 hours of age but before 48 hours of age.
(b) The second specimen shall be collected between 10 and 14 days of age.
(c) Repeat specimens shall be collected if requested by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.
(2) For an infant discharged from a hospital or freestanding birthing center before 24 hours of age:
(a) The first specimen shall be collected just prior to discharge from the facility.
(b) The second specimen shall be collected between 10 and 14 days of age.
(c) Repeat specimens shall be collected if requested by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.
(3) For an infant requiring admission to a neonatal intensive care unit:
(a) A first specimen shall be collected at 24 hours of age or prior to transfusion (if transfusion occurs before 24 hours of age).
(b) A second specimen shall be collected as follows:
(A) On infants who were transfused prior to 24 hours of age a second specimen shall be collected between 48 and 72 hours of age.
(B) On infants who were not transfused prior to 24 hours of age a second specimen shall be collected between 10 and 14 days of age.
(c) A third specimen shall be collected on these infants at approximately one month after birth, but not before 28 days, regardless of whether they still reside in the NICU or have been discharged.
(d) Repeat specimens shall be collected and submitted to the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory at their request.
(4) If an infant under six months of age enters the care of a practitioner and the practitioner is unable to determine whether the infant has been tested in accordance with these rules, a specimen shall be collected and sent to the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory within two weeks of the first visit to the practitioner.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 333-024-1030
PH 283-2018, adopt filed 12/20/2018, effective 01/01/2019; PH 24-2019, amend filed 11/18/2019, effective 11/25/2019

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 413.014, 433.285 & 431A.750

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 433.285, 433.290 & 433.295

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