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The Northwest Regional Newborn Bloodspot Screening
(NWRNBS) Program is designed to identify infants affected by specific
medical conditions in time to prevent impairment. Infants with these
conditions often appear normal at birth. Only with time does the medical
condition affect the infant’s health and development. Although each
screening condition is rare, when combined, approximately one in 250
infants is affected. If a baby tests positive for one of these
conditions, staff will follow
up to help them receive appropriate medical care to prevent impairment
Medical providers are responsible for ensuring newborn bloodspot screening occurs timely and correctly.
Proper collection of a specimen is critical to ensure correct and complete test results.
Newborn bloodspot screening is important to ensure your infant gets the medical care they need.
Newborn bloodspot screening is continually evolving. The program posts updates when available.
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