Newborn Screening Services

Description: 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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Address: DC
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Services Provided: A clearinghouse for newborn screening information. Provides resources about screening at the local, state, and national levels and ways for people to share their viewpoints and questions about newborn screening.

Use the dropdown menu on the homepage to find more information about the newborn screening program in your state (or territory), including which conditions are tested for and contact information for your state's program.
Provider Profiles: BabysFirstTest.org was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 7/11/2019