Conditions Screened By State
While all states require newborn screening for every infant, the number of conditions on state screening panels vary. Each state public health department decides which conditions are coded on its panel. They also develop and manage each state's newborn screening program, which is designed to ensure that babies with out-of-range screening results are notified and receive diagnostic testing and follow-up care. For information about your state, select it from the drop-down menu directly below.
What Your State Offers
RUSP Conditions By State
Newborn screening is an evolving public health system that varies throughout the country. Focusing on conditions on the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP) list, we're working with states to keep you up-to-date on what is screened where. We've put together an interactive map that shows a high-level view of which states support screening for the various RUSP conditions. View the interactive map here.
What is a "panel?"
View your state's panel by selecting it in the list at the top, or by finding it on the map above.
When speaking about newborn screening, a panel is the list of conditions a state screens for as part of their newborn screening program.
Newborn screening programs vary between states due to several factors, including:
- The laws of the state
- The financial costs of screening
- The frequency of the disorder in the state
- The availability of treatments and follow-up for each condition
- The funding sources for the newborn screening program
To encourage uniform and comprehensive newborn screening throughout the United States, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued a report that recommended screening for 35 specific conditions, also known as the "core panel" or "uniform panel". However, these recommendations are meant for guidance and states are not required by law to screen for this uniform panel. For more information on the recommended uniform screening panel, visit our find a condition page.
If you're concerned about whether your infant was screened for certain conditions, ask your child's doctor for information about which tests were done and whether further tests are recommended.
Last Reviewed - 07/17/2018