DBS Retention Report

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State/NBS Program DBS Retention Time Sort descending DBS Storage Conditions
South Dakota 1 month Room Temperature
Louisiana 1 month Refridgerated
New Mexico 1 year Room air
Montana 1 year -20 (Freezer)
Mississippi 1 year
Oregon 1 year Room Temperature
Wisconsin 1 year 4-8 °C
Pennsylvania 1 year -20 °C
District of Columbia 1 year Room Temperature
Hawaii 1 year Room Temperature
Tennessee 1 year, confirmed positives indefinitely 2-8 °C for those reported as normal; -20 °C for confirmed postives
Massachusetts 15 years -20 (Freezer)
Idaho 18 Months per Idaho Administrative Rule Room Temperature
Kentucky 2 months Frozen (-20 degrees Celsius)
Georgia 2 months up to two years for screen positives 4 °C
Arkansas 2 years -20°C with dessicant
Ohio 2 years -20 °F
Puerto Rico 2 years, except for positives cases 4 degrees celsius
Illinois 2-6 months A) Refrigerator; B) Abnormal (positives) moved to freezer after 1 month.
Washington 21 years Room temperature
Rhode Island 23 years
New Jersey 23 years Room Temperature / Not Air Conditioned
Maryland 25 years 4C (Refrigerated)
West Virginia 3 months room temperature
Alabama 3 months 2-8 degrees Celsius
Nebraska 3 months Refrigerated
Arizona 3 months - specimens of interest or positive may be kept indefinitely Room Temperature
Alaska 3 years Testing lab stores securely for 1 month at room temp then returned to AK for remaining time, securely, at room temp then destroyed.
Delaware 3 years -20°C with dessicant in sealed bags
Connecticut 3 years (2+current) Minus 80 freezer
Kansas 30 days from specimen receipt (confirmed cases are de-identified and stored indefinitely) -10°C or colder
North Carolina 5 years Room temperature
Iowa 5 years 1 year at -80 °C then an additional 4 years at room temperature
Missouri 5 years (unless a parent opts out of storage) -20 °C to -30 °C with dessicant
New Hampshire 6 months -20 (Freezer)
Colorado 6 months First two weeks at 4C, then Room Temperature
Wyoming 6 months Room Temperature
Florida 6 months Ambient temperature
Indiana 6 months or 3 years room temperature or cooler
Nevada 6 months-1 year Room Temperature
North Dakota Age 18 Stored in secure temperature controlled room
Texas By default, up to two years. With valid parental decision form indicating OK, up to 25 years. Room temperature; Diagnosed cases and some presumptive positives stored at –15 to –25º
Maine Indefinitely -20 (Freezer)
California Indefinitely -20°C with dessicant
Minnesota Indefinitely for specimens collected after August 1, 2014 4C, Refrigerated
Utah Minimum 90 days Room Temperature for 7 days, then -20 °C
Virginia Normal samples: stored for 6 months, Abnormals: stored for 10 years ambient temperature
Vermont One year unless parent requests otherwise -20 °C
South Carolina Specimens are stored for approximately 12 months. After that time they are destroyed in a scientifically acceptable manner. Specimens from infants diagnosed with a condition identified through screening may be stored for a longer period of time Stored specimens are kept in a freezer
Michigan Up to 100 years Room temperature until December 2008. January 2009 thru September 2010 stored at -20C within 90 days. After October 2010 stored at -20C within 14 days of testing.
New York Up to 27 years Refrigerated
Guam one year
Oklahoma up to 42 days Refrigerated