Helping babies get started on the right foot
The Newborn Screening (NBS) Program screens infants born in Wisconsin for 47 disorders, hearing loss, and critical congenital heart disease (CCHD).
New NBS Courier Service Starts April 10, 2022 – Action Needed NOW
The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene has entered into a contract with Purple Mountain Solutions – dba Gold Cross – to transport Newborn Screening specimens. It is time for your staff to complete training on how to request a pickup online for these specimens to be transported to the lab for testing. The training video is 6 minutes 56 seconds in length and should be completed this week!
Training video: https://reccloud.com/u/cqxaf5l
Place orders at: http://www.purplemountain.e-courier.com
The first day orders for specimen pickup can be placed is Sunday, April 10, 2022. If your facility also sends non-Newborn Screening specimens to WSLH for testing (i.e. Communicable Disease) you should continue your current practices for arranging transport of those specimens.
Please make sure all staff that place orders for pickup are trained and utilizing Purple Mountain Solutions BEFORE April 22, 2022 as access to UPS ROW Portal will no longer be available after April 22nd.
If you have questions, please call the WSLH Newborn Screening lab at 608-262-6547. If you need shipping supplies (WSLH – Newborn Screening envelopes and transparent sleeves) please call Purple Mountain Solutions – dba Gold Cross at 715-839-9989.
The Wisconsin Newborn Screening website is dedicated to promoting and encouraging the sharing of knowledge, communication and resources with healthcare agencies, families, and anyone else interested in NBS for the benefit of babies born in Wisconsin.
For more information on:
- Newborn blood screening, please call the Newborn
Screening Laboratory at 608-262-6547.
- Hearing loss screening, please call the Wisconsin
Department of Health Services (DHS) at 608-267-9191.
- Critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) screening,
please call SHINE personnel at 608-265-1894.
- How quickly hospitals send specimen cards to the Newborn Screening Laboratory, please see this report or visit the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s CheckPoint
Birth Measures Report for this data and additional quality indicators.
- Provide contact information for your NBS Site Liaison
- Learn more with our Continuing Education interactive training webinars
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