What is newborn screening?

Wondering what exactly is newborn screening?

Newborn screening is a state public health service, that varies by each state, requiring every newborn to be screened for various disorders and conditions via blood spot testing, a hearing screening, and (in most states now) pulse ox screening. This program is set up to help catch those life threatening conditions before they turn fatal. It's incredibly important to follow up with your child's doctor about the results as time is of the essence.

Click on the map to see what your state screens for!

Watch this video by Save Babies through Screening Foundation on newborn screening and why it is so important..

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