What is newborn screening

Utah law requires that all newborns be screened twice, once between 24-48 hours of birth, and again at approximately two weeks. Discover why this program is mandatory and how it is saving hundreds of Utah lives every year.


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The Utah Newborn Screening Program checks infants for more than 40 disorders. These are disorders that if undetected and untreated, can result in lifelong disabilities or death.

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Utah is home to some of the nation’s leading specialists in the treatment of disorders detected by newborn screening. Find the right clinic for your child’s care.

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Home Birth

Babies born outside of the traditional hospital setting need newborn screening too. Learn the steps for a successful home screening.

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