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Test ID: WINS    
Wisconsin Newborn Screen, Blood Spot

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This test is only orderable by MCHS Wisconsin sites. This test is performed by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.

 

When this test is ordered the LDALD / Lysosomal and Peroxisomal Disorders Newborn Screen, Blood Spot and SMNDX / Spinal Muscular Atrophy Diagnostic Assay, Deletion/Duplication Analysis, Varies are automatically added. This test is collected on the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene collection card and the LDALD / Lysosomal and Peroxisomal Disorders Newborn Screen, Blood Spot and SMNDX / Spinal Muscular Atrophy Diagnostic Assay, Deletion/Duplication Analysis, Varies are collected on the Mayo Clinic Laboratories blood spot card. The LDALD test is performed by the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory and reported separately from WINS. The SMNDX test is performed by the Genomics Laboratory Molecular and also reported separately from WINS. The Biochemical Genetics Laboratory is responsible for ensuring tests are completed on babies born at Mayo Clinic Health Systems Wisconsin sites and for transcribing test results into the SOFT computer system.

 

For information on LDALD / Lysosomal and Peroxisomal Disorders Newborn Screen, Blood Spot and SMNDX / Spinal Muscular Atrophy Diagnostic Assay, Deletion/Duplication Analysis, Varies, see the individual Test IDs.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

WINS: 4 blood spots
LDALD: 1 blood spot

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Blood spot; Shows serum rings; Insufficient specimen Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Whole bloodAmbient (preferred)365 days
 Frozen 365 days
 Refrigerated 365 days