What is

Newborn Screening?

Learn about Utah’s Newborn Screening Program and how we are improving the lives of nearly one out of every 300 infants born in Utah.

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Newborn Screening during COVID-19

Families

Newborn Screening is the first step towards a healthy start for your baby. Read more about the disorders identified, the clinics treating these disorders, and where to find support.

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Health Care Professionals

Get instructions for collecting samples and handling results, as well as resources to share with your patients.

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Purchase Newborn Screening materials directly through our website.

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Latest News

Get the latest news on Newborn Screening advancements, as well as first-hand accounts from families helped by this program.

Newborn Screening during COVID-19 pandemic

During this time of extraordinary challenge, the UDOH Newborn Screening Program appreciates the dedi …

GAMT Deficiency Story: Th...

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Utah mother of son with P...

Twelve-year-old Owen Maxfield is thriving and he’s passionate about basketball. His life appea …

FAQs

Why does my baby need newborn screening?

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Why shouldn’t we call it the ‘PKU’?

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Is there a charge for repeat screening?

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Stats

Stats & Data

Quick diagnosis and immediate treatment are critical. See how Utah hospitals rank at collecting samples correctly and on time, and transporting them to our lab in a timely manner.

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