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Biopterin (Newborn Screening follow-up only)

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code
Performed by Calif. Dept. of Public Health
Sendout? Yes
Collection Instructions Blood: Fill a minimum of 4 circles on the Newborn Screening Specimen Collection Card and allow to air dry for 3 hours. keep sample away from direct sunlight and heat. Peel off one barcode label from the Newborn Screening Specimen Collection Card and apply to the Biopterin Specimen Collection form.
Urine: Collect 10 mL urine. Protect collection container from light by wrapping in aluminum foil.

Provide pink copy of Biopterin Specimen Collection form to parents.

Send the Biopterin Specimen Collection form, Newborn Screening Specimen Collection Card, and urine sample to laboratory for shipment.

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Container type Newborn Screening Specimen Collection Card
Urine container
Amount to Collect 4 blood spot circles & 10 mL urine
Sample type Whole blood & urine
Preferred volume 4 paper filter blood spots
10 mL urine
Min. Volume 4 paper filter blood spots
10 mL urine
Processing notes Freeze the Newborn Screening Specimen Collection Card in a plastic bag at -20C.

Transfer urine into light protected container. Apply the second bar code label from the Newborn Screening Specimen Collection Card to the urine container. Wrap the urine sample with aluminum foil and freeze at -20C.

Samples can only be shipped Monday-Thursday. Ship urine, Newborn Screening Specimen Collection Card along with 2 while copies of the Biopterin Specimen Collection form on dry ice to:

California Department of Public Health Genetic Disease Laboratory Branch
850 Marina Bay Parkway, C222 for Biopterin Richmond, CA 94804

For questions contact Ram Mathur at (510) 231-1790 or (510) 231-1793.

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Last Updated 5/22/2013 1:15:14 PM
Entry Number 1310
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