Table 1

Sample information necessary for newborn screening analysis

Sample informationComment
Sample ID and bar code number
Application method to filter cardDirect, tube, syringe
Date and time of birthDay-month-year; hh:mm
Date and time of sample collectionDay-month-year; hh:mm
Gestational ageWeeks + days
Birth weightGrams
SexMale, female, ambiguous
Multiple birthYes, no; if yes, baby 1, 2, 3 or a, b, c, etc
Feeding statusBreast, total parenteral nutrition, formula, nil per os
Packed red blood cell transfusionYes, no; if yes, date of latest transfusion
Delivery outcomeLive or stillborn newborn