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For Parents or Guardians

General Information

Parents' Brochure

This brochure gives parents helpful information about newborn bloodspot screening and is available in multiple languages. 

English │ Spanish │ Vietnamese │ Traditional Chinese │ Simplified Chinese │ Russian │ Korean 

Requesting Results or Bloodspot Specimens

  • Ask for Lab Results (includes sickle cell results) - Please visit the webpage for Requesting Test Results for instructions.
    • Records are not available for patients older than 6 years of age. Newborn bloodspot screening results are kept for 6 years and then are securely destroyed. For patients requesting sickle cell test results for college athletics, the laboratory is unable to provide these results.
  • Ask for the Bloodspot Specimen - Please visit the webpage for Residual Bloodspot Retention, Use, and Release for instructions.


  • Ask to Opt Out of Screening - If you adhere to a religion that opposes this testing, you may apply for a religious exemption using the Religious Exemption Form (pdf). If you do not send this form to the laboratory, your baby must be tested.

Sickle Cell Trait Information