Information for parents


The quick and simple newborn blood spot screening test, performed within the first few hours of your baby's life, is one of the most important tests for your baby.

  • Although he or she may appear normal, it's essential to have your newborn baby screened, as many conditions present at birth are not immediately apparent.
  • If a baby shows symptoms of a disorder, critical damage to the infant's health may already have occurred.

Be sure to talk to your baby's doctor if you have any questions and follow recommendations for testing and treatment.