Newborn Screening Services

Programs that offer health screening services for neonates which are designed to prevent physical problems, intellectual disabilities and premature death through the early detection and treatment of genetic disorders which may not otherwise be detected until irreversible damage has occurred. A drop of blood is taken from each infant's heel prior to discharge and sent to a laboratory for analysis. A repeat specimen is recommended one to two weeks after birth if the original sample was taken within the first 24 hours of life. Newborn hearing screening is also available in some areas. (AIRS LF-7000.6000)

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Washington, DC
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Languages Spoken: Spanish
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Conditions Screened by State: Select your state (or territory) for contact information for your state's program and to learn which conditions are tested.

Find a Condition: Select a condition that could be identified in newborn screening to find more information.

Provider Profiles: was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Cooperative Agreement no. U36MC16509 (Quality Assessment of the Newborn Screening System).

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 6/22/2020