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Forms & Resources

The following forms and resources can be downloaded and/or ordered (use the plus sign [+] to expand the menus):

To order blood spot cards, contact the Newborn Screening Laboratory at BC Children's Hospital:

Phone: 604-875-2148


Note: Plan ahead and allow enough time for the cards to reach you by regular mail, so that you do not run out of cards.

Health care providers can order the Parent Information Sheet: A Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Baby’s Life in English (NEW).

Send an email to with the following information:

  • desired quantity (10, 25, 50, 100); and
  • shipping address.

The Parent Information Sheet is also available in the following languages for download only:

If you are in need of the Parent Information Sheet in other languages, please let us know via your email order, and we can add it to the future translation request list. 

If parents do not wish to have their child's blood spot card stored once newborn screening tests are completed, they have two choices - have them fill out one of the following forms:

Patients must be referred to Medical Genetics by their health care provider. Both medical genetics programs listed below offer face-to-face and possibly (but limited) telehealth counselling for those unable to travel. Telephone counselling is possible if telehealth is not available.

Medical Genetics Program
BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre
Room C234, 4500 Oak Sreet
Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

Phone: 604-875-2157
Fax: 604-875-2825

Department of Medical Genetics
Victoria General Hospital
1 Hospital Way
Victoria, BC V8Z 6R5

Phone: 250-727-4461
Fax: 250-727-4295


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