What to Expect
Newborn screening is just one of many things that happen in the first few days after a baby is born. The following information will help prepare expecting parents for the newborn screening process and answer common questions. Links to resources are also provided for a more in-depth look into the newborn screening process.
Before Birth - Seven things parents want to know about newborn screening
Screening Procedures - The who, what, when, where, why and how of newborn screening
Responding to Results - Questions to ask a baby’s doctor if a baby receives an out-of-range newborn screening result
Screening Outcomes - Information on possible results from newborn screening and what to do next
What Happens to the Blood Sample - An overview of what happens to the remaining blood sample taken during newborn screening
Last Reviewed - 8/4/2016