CMV (congenital testing using newborn bloodspots)
For the detection of CMV infection with newborn blood spots collected in the first few days of life. For requests for newborn bloodspots to test for congenital CMV a written request must be made to the director of newborn screening by the consultant paediatrician looking after the child. The letter must state that parental consent for CMV testing on the newborn bloodspot has been obtained.
Please send written requests to: Director of Newborn Screening, Biochemical Genetics, Block 46, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, LS9 7TF or alternatively email it to email@example.com
|Bloodspots on a neonatal screening card
|Referred to an external laboratory
|Samples are referred on to the Centre for Virology, Royal Free Hospital, London as per national agreement. For result enquires they can be contacted on 0207 830 2628. For information regarding requests for bloodspot retrieval please contact the Newborn Screening lab using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Newborn screening card (arranged by newborn screening lab).
|Ref. Range Notes
|The referral laboratory will send a results report directly to the requesting clinician.
|Blood spot retrieved: BSR1J