West Virginia

Newborn Screening Program URL: 
State Contact Information: 
Kristel Fijolek, Chemist III, Supervisor
West Virginia DHHR-BPH-OLS
167 11th Ave
South Charleston, WV 25303
Ph: 304-558-3530 ext 2501
Fax: 304-558-6210

Email: Kristel.F.Fijolek@wv.gov

Follow-up Coordinator:

Deborah Templin
Office of Maternal & Child Health
West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources
350 Capital St #427
Charleston, WV 25301-3714
Ph: 304-558-5388
Fax: 304-558-7164

Email: Deborah.S.Templin@wv.gov 

Kathy Cummons
Research, Evaluation and Planning Division and Newborn Screening Program Director
WV Department of health and Human Resources 
350 Capitol Street, Room 427
Charleston, WV 25301
Ph: 304-356-4388  
Fax: 304-558-3510
2 - New York-Mid-Atlantic Consortium
Blood Spot Retention Time: 
3 months
Approximate Annual Births: 
Approximate Annual Ethnic Distribution: 
White 96%
African American 3.4%
Native American 0.09%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8%
Hispanic 1% (may also be included in categories above)
Requirements for Adding New Test to Panel: 
  • Pilot testing is not required but is conducted for validation. 
  • Commissioner of Bureau for Public Health approval
Requirements for NBS Expansion: 
  • National guidelines or recommendations. 
  • Commissioner of Bureau for Public Health approval
Informed Consent Requirements for Research: 

No, but data is in aggravate format.  No Personal Identifiable Information is released

Reporting Requirements for Research: 

All data is in aggravate format.  WV does not release Personal Identifiable Information.  Blood spots are only retained for 3 months and then destroyed.

Multi-State Research Policies: 

Would be considered on a request basis. Would need approval from the Commissioner for the Bureau for Public Health.  No personal identifiable information would be released.

Newborn Screening Card:
West Virginia screening card
Date Last Updated: 
June, 2013

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