Newborn Screening Resources
Blood Spot Specimen Quality Check
Produced by Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
PUBLISHED: Thursday, June 1, 2017
The Blood Spot Quality Check Guide, created by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, is a poster designed to guide providers to collecting adequate blood spots during newborn screening. It includes photos of actual unsatisfactory newborn screening bloodspot specimens, along with photos of "good spots." Unsatisfactory specimens are categorized by problem photo example, causes, and suggestions for prevention.
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