About Newborn Screening

New to newborn screening? This is a great place to start answering some of the common questions that come up about newborn screening.

Newborn Screening Facts - A brief introduction to the most important information on newborn screening

Genetics and Family History - Information on why it is important for all babies to have newborn screening, even if there isn’t a family history of a condition, and how genetic conditions are inherited

Screening Resources - A brief description and links to several government and non-profit agencies working to improve health through newborn screening

Conditions Screened by State - Every state has slightly different requirements for newborn screening. This section reviews factors that influence how states choose their screening panels and how to find out more information

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Last Reviewed - 9/1/2017