Welcome to the Michigan BioTrust for Health (BioTrust) website! The BioTrust is a program to oversee our state's stored blood spots and their use in health research. Five to six blood spots are collected from almost every newborn shortly after birth for newborn screening. After newborn screening is performed at the state laboratory, any unused blood spots (including parts of blood spots) are stored indefinitely (forever) unless a parent or grown child (18 years or older) opts-out. De-identified stored blood spots can be used for research. The choice to allow research use is yours to make. Please explore this website to learn more!
Go to Michigan Newborn Screening
Genomics and Genetic Disorders Section
Division of Genomics, Perinatal Health & Chronic Disease Epidemiology
P.O. Box 30195
201 Townsend Street, CV 4th floor
Lansing, Michigan 48909-30195