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At least sixteen Illinois cases are now linked to the reports of elevated lead levels in recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches. To learn more about the recall, go to https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/news/lead-poisoning-outbreak-linked-to-cinnamon-applesauce-pouches.html. If you or a family member consumed this product, consult your health care provider.

Newborn Metabolic Screening Perinatal Hospital Submitter Performance January-March 2023

The Illinois Department of Public Health newborn metabolic screen (also called the heel stick or blood spot screen) includes many serious disorders that need to be found and treated in the first days of life. The Newborn Screening Follow-up Program reports out-of-range screening results to the hospital contact or physician by telephone, fax and mail as soon as a test is completed. Because many out-of-range screening results require immediate referral to a medical specialist, the Newborn Screening Follow-up Program tracks the number of days between collection at the birthing site and receipt of specimens by the Illinois Department of Public Health Newborn Screening Laboratory. The quarterly reporting metrics below are presented by perinatal hospital (submitter).

Totals Values

Total Number of Specimens Received from Perinatal Hospitals

34618

Total Received within 3 Days of Collection

27433 (79.2%)

Total Received within 5 Days of Collection

34104 (98.5%)

Total Received 6 or More Days after Collection

514 (1.5%)

Percentage of Specimens Valid and Satisfactory for Testing

90.6%

Percentage Unsatisfactory Due to Missing Information or Early Collection

(This percentage does not include specimens that required correction of demographic information by IDPH and hospital staff)

9.6%

Percentage Unsatisfactory for Laboratory Testing

0.4%

Number of Perinatal Hospital Submitters

109
Submitter Name Submitter City           Total Spec. Rcv'd Total <= 3 Days % <= 3 Days Total 4-5 Days % 4-5 Days % 0-5 Days Total >5-14 Days % >5-14 Days Total >= 14 Days % > = 14 Days Total Clerical Unsats Total Lab Unsats Total Missing DOB Total Missing DOC