Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

Statewide Initiatives

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Newborn Screening ProgramThis program aims to eliminate or reduce mortality, morbidity and disabilities by early detection and treatment of the disorders included in the newborn screening panel. The program now screens for all  disorders recommended by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) except for hearing loss.

Common questions regarding newborn screening.

Louisiana Genetic Diseases/ Lead Poisoning Prevention Program:
1450 Poydras St. Ste. 2046
New Orleans, LA 70112
Main: (504)568-8254
Fax: (504)568-8253

Filter Paper Specimen Collection Training

The Genetic Diseases Program is committed to reducing the number of newborn screening specimens (Filter paper Lab-10 specimens) rejected as unsatisfactory for testing.  In collaboration with the Office of Public Health's regional hospital nurse coordinators, in-service training and education on the proper technique for sample collection is now available statewide. To assist with training, copies of the DVD, CLSI Newborn Screening Collection can be borrowed for viewing.  To request in-service training and/or the loan of the DVD, please contact the Genetic Diseases Program office at 504-568-8254.

Expiration date of the newborn screenings forms lot #W-102

Please be advised that both blue and red border newborn heel stick screening filter paper specimen forms (LAB-10 forms) of lot# W-102 will expire on April 30, 2014. Please stop using these forms immediately. To view detail information, please click here

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