Clinics

the following clinics provide the long-term care, monitoring, education, and support needed if your baby is diagnosed with a disorder through newborn scReening.

Metabolic Clinic

When follow-up testing indicates a metabolic disorder, you will be referred to the Metabolic Clinic at Primary Children’s Hospital. This clinic cares for children with PKU, Galactosemia, Biotinidase, and many other “inborn error of metabolism” disorders including Organic Acid Disorders, Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders, and Amino Acid Disorders.
The Metabolic Clinic has a staff of pediatric and medical geneticists, genetic counselors, nutritionists, psychologists, and social workers to support you and your child.

For more information, visit the Metabolic Clinic website.

Endocrinology Clinic

If your baby’s newborn screening indicates a possible endocrine disorder, such as Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) or Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), further testing will be necessary.

After diagnosis, your baby will need to be seen by an endocrinologist.  Endocrinology is the study of how the body makes and uses certain hormones.  The Endocrinology Clinic staff is experienced in the care of Endocrinology disorders. 

For more information, visit the Endocrinology Clinic website.

Cystic Fibrosis Clinic

If your child requires further testing for Cystic Fibrosis, a “Sweat Test” will be performed at Primary Children’s Hospital Lab.

The Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center is located at Primary Children’s Hospital. Their team of nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists, and exercise physiologists work together to provide the care needed for children diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

For more information, visit the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic website.

Hematology Clinic

Hematologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to blood. If your baby’s newborn screening shows an abnormal hemoglobin result, further testing will be needed.

Your baby’s doctor may refer you for care at the University of Utah’s Hematology Clinic, located at Primary Children’s Hospital. This clinic specializes in the care and treatment of children diagnosed with blood-related disorders, including Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia, and other blood disorders.

For more information, visit the Hematology Clinic website.

Neurology Clinic

If your baby’s Newborn Screening test for SMA is abnormal, you will need additional testing performed. The University of Utah’s Division of Pediatric Neurology team at Primary Children’s Hospital will perform the necessary tests to confirm or rule out this diagnosis.

For more information, visit the Pediatric Neurology Clinic website.

Immunology Clinic

If your baby’s Newborn Screening SCID test is abnormal, you will need to visit the Immunology Clinic for additional testing. The University of Utah’s Allergy & Immunology Clinic at Primary Children’s Hospital provides the long-term care and treatment options for babies diagnosed with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID).

For more information, visit the Immunology Clinic website.