Emory Filter Paper Submission Policy

PLEASE BE AWARE OF RECENT CHANGES TO THE FILTER PAPER SUBMISSION PROCESS!

The filter paper submission process prevents an interruption in metabolic medication and/or metabolic formula  prescriptions for you or your child.

Filter paper results help the Clinic to provide you with good clinical care.  Please contact the Department of Human Genetics if you need filter paper supplies, prescription refills or metabolic formula by calling  404-778-8570.  Select option 3 to speak with a member of our care team.

Updated: March 2019:

Important:

  1. NEW FP Schedule: FPs now need to be received by Tuesday at 5 pm to be included on the weekly Wednesday run. If no issues/delays by the lab, the results will be reported to Emory staff on Thursday.
  • If you are concerned about a filter paper being included in the weekly run, we recommend contacting the lab on Tuesday to ensure the sample has been received and all documentation is in order to initiate processing.
  1. A lab requisition form must always be submitted with a filter paper to prevent a delay in reporting results or a test cancellation. Please refer below on what information needs to be included to prevent delays or test cancellations.
  2. Food records are emailed (preferred) or mailed to the clinic and/or MNT4P dietitian(s) on Emory campus (Woodruff). NOT mailed with the filter paper.
  3. Review your FP packet before your clinic visit since this is the best time to request more supplies.
  4. Not following the FP schedule that was provided to you, may interrupt prescriptions for medical food (formula) and/or metabolic medication.
  5. Metabolic dietitians no longer check the status of FPs at Emory Genetics Lab (EGL). For any questions regarding the status of a FP result, please contact EGL Client Services directly. Representatives can be reached by calling the following numbers or by email.

Phone: (470) 378-2200
Toll-free Phone: (855) 831-7447
Email: eglcs@egl-eurofins.com

 

Requesting Filter Paper Supplies:

  • Supplies you can request: Eurofins/EGL requisition forms, filter paper cards & Eurofins/EGL (Tucker, GA) addressed envelopes (for FP only), food record forms, Emory Genetics (Woodruff) addressed envelopes (for food records only) **Note: The lab is no longer located at 2165 North Decatur so please recycle the envelopes with this address.**
  • Main clinic number: (404) 778-8570 (option 3)
    •  Please state that you or the family member is a metabolic patient and you are requesting filter paper supplies. Please request a lancet prescription at this time if it is needed.
  • Mailing: The packet will then be mailed via standard mail (USPS).

 

Requesting Filter Paper Supplies if you are on Kuvan or Palynziq medication:

Biomarin supplies include: filter paper cards, Eurofins/EGL requisition forms, stamped/addressed envelopes & lancets (which include bandages and alcohol wipes).

  • Food records: PKU food records & MSUD food records are attached. Please email your metabolic dietitian with pictures of the food records.
  • Contact:
    • Debbie Morgan RD (Active Kuvan Trial Clinical Coordinator) Email: DMorgan@bmrn.com Phone: (415) 408-1685
    •  Michelle Fraser RN RD (Palynziq Clinical Coordinator) Email: MFraser@bmrn.com Phone: (860) 301-9654
    • Melissa Arvik RN (Remote Clinical Coordinator) Email: melissa.arvik@bmrn.com Phone: (415) 246-1365

Please follow the instructions as shown in the attached filter paper and requisition examples to ensure you are including all the required information to prevent processing delays or test cancellations.

 

Filter paper must include:

  1. Patient’s First and Last Name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Date filter paper was collected

Requisition must include:

  1. Patient’s First and Last Name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Date filter paper was collected
  4. Insurance Information (copy of insurance card [front & back])
  5. Patient/Legal Guardian’s Signature

 

Please mail filter papers (NO food records) to:

EGL Genetics, Europhins Clinical Diagnostics
2460 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Tucker, Georgia 30084

If you need additional guidance on how to fill out a food record, please see attached document (Food Diet Record Guidance). Food Records (not FP) should be emailed to your metabolic dietitian.

 

If mailing (NO filter paper/requisition):
Emory Department of Human Genetics

Attn: Metabolic Dietitian (NAME)
Woodruff Memorial Research Building
Mailstop 1930001-2AB
101Woodruff Circle, Ste 7130
Atlanta, GA 30322

 

The Emory Clinic Department of Human Genetics is no longer at 2165 North Decatur Road:
1365 Clifton Road, Building B, Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30322

Appointment Scheduling: (404) 778-8570 (option 1)

The clinicians at Emory Genetics Clinic:

  • Geneticists: Dr. Michael Gambello, Dr. Hong Li, Dr. Jaime Vengoechea, Dr. William Wilcox, Dr. Amy Talboy, Dr. Rosanna Sanchez Russo, Dr. Juanita Neira Fresneda
  • Faculty Dietitian: Dr. Rani Singh
  • Metabolic Dietitians: Eileen Mahoney, Raven Holmes

 

Additional details:

  • Please allow additional time to park in the garage when coming to a metabolic clinic appointment.
  • There is a charge for parking. Validation is not provided.
  • Attached: map of Emory Campus for your convenience.

 

Our mailing address is:
Emory University Department of Human Genetics
Woodruff Memorial Research Building
101 Woodruff Circle, 7th Floor, Suite 7130
Mailstop Code: 1930001-2AA
Atlanta, GA 30322