Newborn Screening Portal
Newborn screening identifies conditions that can affect Early detection, diagnosis, and intervention can 
prevent death or disability and enable children a child's long-term health or survival. 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.

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