How are blood spots collected for screening?

A small lancet (designed for babies) is used to make a small cut on your baby's heel. A few drops of blood are collected and put on a collection card, which is then sent to a state public health laboratory who conducts the testing. The cut usually stops bleeding with a bandage or light pressure. The potential benefits of newborn screening far outweigh the temporary discomfort that comes from the screening. 

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1. How are blood spots collected for screening?
2. How is the blood spot screening performed?
3. How will I find out the results?
4. What if my baby has an abnormal or out-of-range result?
5. What happens to the blood specimen after the screening?