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).
Pompe disease Emergency Rule
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has added, by emergency rule, screening for Pompe disease to the Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program’s panel of conditions. This rule will go into effect once it is published in the Wisconsin State Journal, which is expected to occur on January 10, 2022.
For more information on this rule and Pompe disease, please read this joint WI DHS and WSLH letter.
Unsatisfactory Specimens Report Format Changes
NOTIFICATION: As of October 9, 2021, the report format for unsatisfactory specimens will be reformatted. For more information, please read this letter.
Newborn Screening Courier
In 2019, the WSLH elected to use UPS for their courier of NBS specimens. You can log into a UPS web portal (https://row.ups.com) to ship newborn screening specimens from your location to WSLH.
- Click here to schedule a pick-up (Monday thru Saturday) using the UPS portal
- Instructions for using the UPS portal
If you experience any difficulty with the portal, please call either:
- WSLH Newborn Screening Laboratory
- UPS Enterprise Support Team
- Provide the WSLH NBS UPS account number
For updates to your account information, please email us at:
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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