to Get Supplemental Screening
Because your child's routine newborn screening test may not
be enough, supplemental newborn screening is recommended to
ensure your baby receives comprehensive newborn screening.
one of the laboratories below to obtain a free parent packet,
which contains a screening kit and information for you and your
physician. The screening kit should be obtained prior to delivery
and taken to the hospital with you.
number of free newborn screening packets is available each month
for expectant parents who qualify. Click
here for more information about "Packet For Parents".
information is subject to change.
Contact labs for their current prices.
these facilities offer full screening using multiple screening
methods and equipment
** these facilities offer screening through one machine only
(tandem mass spectrometer); the following disorders are not
screened for by these laboratories:
Deficiency (BD), Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), Cystic
Fibrosis (CF), Galactosemia, Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase
Deficiency (G6PD), Hypothyroidism (congenital),
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Hemoglobinopathies, and Toxoplasmosis
Simply give the kit to your baby's
doctor, and let him or her know you would like to have an extra
blood sample drawn at the time of your baby's routine newborn
screening. Because supplemental screening has not been available
everywhere until recently, your doctor may not know about supplemental
screening. Be prepared that you may have to supply your doctor
with information on supplemental screening.
Babies and Children
Older babies and children can be screened
for the same disorders covered by the newborn screening test.
Pediatrix Screening, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and Baylor Medical
Center offer this service. See lab contact info above. Note
that Mayo Medical Laboratories limits its screening to physician
order only. Lab information is subject to change. Contact
individual labs for their most current info.
and Test Results
The supplemental test is best sent to the NBS laboratory via
overnight carrier. As with your baby's routine screening, if
the screening is abnormal, your baby's physician will be contacted
immediately. If the screening is normal, results will be sent
through the mail.