Flyer: Newborn screening is more than a test

February 2019


Newborn screening (NBS) is a state public health program that identifies heritable conditions that are treatable when detected with early screening. The roughly four million babies born in the US each year receive NBS. All screens are performed in a state public health laboratory or in a partner laboratory under state public health laboratory oversight. This educational resource details that NBS is more than a test, it is a system.