Screening Successes

Recognizing what actually happens behind the scenes in newborn screening is fundamental to appreciating its importance. The public does not often see the heroism of the members of the NBS system, but the commitment and expertise of all personnel within this system are crucial to saving babies' lives. It's important to highlight these screening stories below to understand and share the important work that NBS programs do every day to save lives. If you have a story you'd like to share please contact


of the nearly four million newborns born in the United States each year are screened by public health laboratories for various genetic disorders.

Share your own success story with the newborn screening community!