Newborn Screening Programs

Description: Programs that offer health screening services for neonates which are designed to prevent physical problems, intellectual disabilities and premature death through the early detection and treatment of genetic disorders which may not otherwise be detected until irreversible damage has occurred. A drop of blood is taken from each infant's heel prior to discharge and sent to a laboratory for analysis. A repeat specimen is recommended one to two weeks after birth if the original sample was taken within the first 24 hours of life. Newborn hearing screening is also available in some areas. (AIRS LF-7000.6000)

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1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: 775-688-1335
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Organization Name: Nevada State Public Health Laboratory
Address: 1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: 775-688-1335
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Services Provided: The Nevada Newborn Screening Program screens infants for over 30 conditions, including metabolic disorders, endocrinal disorders, hematological disorders and cystic fibrosis. Analyses are performed in our Nevada newborn screening lab located at the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory.

Contact the program for identify appropriate consultants for babies who test positive for any of the conditions screened for.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/18/2018