Tests and Examinations for Newborns

Newborn screening varies by state and is subject to change, especially considering the constant advancements in medical technology. The disorders listed below are some that may be included in newborn screening programs. Check your state's requirements and talk with your health care professional for guidance.

Test Date Results
Congenital hypothyroidism*    
Phenylketonuria (PKU)*    
Biotinidase deficiency    
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia    
Cystic fibrosis    
Hearing screening    
Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD)    
MCAD deficiency (medium chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase deficiency)    
Sickle cell disease    

* All 50 states in the United States screen for PKU and congenital hypothyroidism. Other screenings vary by state.

** You should consider requesting additional tests if you have a family history of an inherited disorder, you have previously given birth to a child affected by a disorder, an infant in your family died due to a suspected metabolic disorder or you have another reason to believe your child may be at risk for a certain medical condition. Talk with your health care professional for guidance.


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