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Newborn Screening for Providers

A female health care provider cradles a baby while showing newborn screening results to the baby’s mother.

Newborn screening (NBS) is a public health program that checks babies for certain serious conditions, finds those few babies that have a condition, and helps connect families with early care and treatment. The conditions found through newborn screening are treatable and need timely action. Primary care providers play an important role in newborn screening as they are the one who get the results, share the results with families, and follow the care of the baby after a diagnosis. 

Read the American Academy of Pediatrics statement about newborn screening.

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