Colorado Newborn Blood Spot Screening (CONBSP)



General announcements

Federal Holiday Schedule 

Newborn screening will be open for analytical testing only. For non urgent matters, such as requesting for a report, please leave a detailed message on our secure voicemail line or send us a fax request at (303-691-4008). For emergencies, please call (303-691-4026).
Thank you for your understanding.

Discontinue Use of PO Box Address for Newborn Screening Samples

Hello Newborn Screening Colleagues, 

It has come to our attention that an influx of samples are being sent to a PO Box mailing address. Please note that this PO Box is no longer active for newborn screen specimens. 

All samples should be sent to the following address:
8100 East Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230.

To ensure that samples are processed without delay, we encourage you to update your records accordingly. If your practice is in need of envelopes with the correct mailing address, you may access the supply order form available on our website. You may also call 303-692-3675 or email cdphe_conbs@gmail.com for assistance. 

We urge you to discontinue the use of the PO Box address immediately for sending samples. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter and your continued cooperation.

New Electronic Health Record (EHR) System Integration Underway
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Colorado’s Newborn Screening Panel

New disorders are coming soon to Colorado’s newborn screening panel!

On March 20, 2024, the Colorado Board of Health approved the addition of two disorders to the Colorado newborn screening panel for population screening:

  • Guanidinoacetate Methyltransferase (GAMT) Deficiency
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (MPS II)

Additionally, the Board approved targeted screening for congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection. 


The rules will go into effect May 15, 2024. Screening for these conditions will begin once instrument procurement and validation testing are completed, and contacts are established for follow-up services. Continue to check back for updates.

Transition to E-Reports

CONBSP will no longer send out physical mailers or fax the daily reports for the newborn screen to any health facilities. The only exception is mailing abnormal reports. Reports can still be requested by phone or fax by submitting a completed results request form. Prior to calling or faxing, check E-portal. If the report is unavailable, contact the birthing facility.

Sign up for an E-report account to access the portal to obtain newborn screen reports. 

If you are unable to access this document please contact cdphe_nbs_software@state.co.us.


Health care providers and laboratories

Abnormal Results | Education | Training | Quality Improvement (QI) | E-Report | Result Request | Corrections Request

Information for stakeholders

Meeting Schedule | Newsletter | Disorders | QI | Policies

Information for parents

Common Questions | Sickle Cell Information | Disorders 




Newborn Blood Spot Screening Phone: 303-692-3675 | Fax: 303-691-4008 | Email: cdphe_conbs@state.co.us