Blood Spot Screening (NBS)

Every year, more than 12,000 infants are affected by diseases and disorders commonly screened for in the newborn period. With all newborn screening, there is a window of opportunity to change a baby’s future and prevent life-lasting disability or death. We are Baby-Centric because we know you hold that baby’s future in your hands. We are Specimen-Centric, offering Track-Kit™ from STACS DNA because in your world, accurate timely specimens are the first step in changing the future.

OZ Newborn Screening Suite:

Automates timeliness with an end-to-end solution with real time, verifiable birth information, efficient automated specimen collection, smart tracking for effective alerts and timely results reporting.  Our integrated collection-to-reporting solution simplifies workflow in the hospital and state lab, eliminates handoffs to deliver timely results so your Newborn Blood Spot (NBS) screening program is more cost-effective, improves patient safety, and reduces human error using information technology standards.

OZ Newborn Screening Suite combines the following products to provide the most optimal solution:

At the hospital an infant’s demographic information is captured from the electronic health record (EHR) and integrated with Telepathy™ NBS.

OZ Telepathy™ NBS
A Baby-Centric solution simplifies specimen collection workflow in the hospital and state lab, improves accuracy and reduces risk.

OZ Connect
Electronic Lab Order entry makes the lab aware that a specimen is being collected. Electronic Lab Results allow the specimen results to be sent electronically back to the EHR.

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Track-Kit™ from STACS DNA
Tracks specimens from hospitals to the lab with late delivery alerts. Manages specimen card inventory. Tracks the specimen storage and destruction. Provides global real-time view of state-wide activity.


Other NBS Solutions:

NBS Module (eSPTM): This module allows NBS program staff to review and manage a baby’s NBS information and results. The module provides clinical decision support identifying next steps in care with the ability to update and close cases.  Reporting for NBS includes the NBS Specimen Collection Report.  NBS program staff have access to the eSPTM integrated child health record for all newborn screenings. (Electronic Laboratory Results reporting is required)

TelepathyTM NBS Manual - This software provides a form for the hospital staff to manually enter the demographics and NBS data fields for printing on a label. The label is adhered to the specimen card at the time of sample collection and prior to sending to the state lab. (NANITM and Electronic Lab Order are not available)