Newborn Screening Portal
Newborn screening identifies conditions that can affect a child’s long-term health or survival. Early detection, diagnosis, and intervention can prevent death or disability and enable children to reach their full potential. Each year, millions of babies in the U.S. are routinely screened, using a few drops of blood from the newborn’s heel, for certain genetic, endocrine, and metabolic disorders, and are also tested for hearing loss and critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) prior to discharge from a hospital or birthing center.
- Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch
- Pulse Oximetry Screening for CCHDs
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Ensuring the Success of Newborn Screening
Data and Reports