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Resources for Newborn Screening

Paturel, Amy M.S., M.P.H.

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000436401.88444.c1
Departments: Resource Central
Courtesy Nicole Aldrian

Courtesy Nicole Aldrian

Supplemental Newborn Screening enables concerned parents to screen their children at birth for 60 diseases with one simple heel prick. Here, 10 resources for parents interested in learning more about newborn screening:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program: cdc.gov/labstandards/nsqap.html
  2. Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children: hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/mchbadvisory/heritabledisorders
  3. National Newborn Screening & Global Resource Center: genes-r-us.uthscsa.edu
  4. Save Babies Through Screening Foundation: savebabies.org
  5. The Evanosky Foundation: evanoskyfoundation.org/7083/index.html
  6. Genetic Alliance Newborn Screening: Baby's First Test: geneticalliance.org/nbs
  7. PerkinElmer Genetics, Inc.: perkinelmer.com/industries/healthcare/newborntestingservices/default.xhtml
  8. The Peace, Love & Trevor Foundation: peaceloveandtrevor.com
  9. Hunters Hope: huntershope.org
  10. Leukoystrophies Foundation: leukofoundation.com
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