Newborn Screening Program

Newborn Screening Program

All babies born in Kentucky are tested shortly after birth for at least 29 conditions.  If a result is abnormal or unclear, the recommendation may be to repeat the screen or to have other follow-up testing.  Our team coordinates follow-up confirmatory testing and appropriate specialist appointments for babies with an abnormal newborn screen.

Further information on genetic and metabolic conditions identified by newborn screening, including materials for parents and physicians, is available on the Kentucky Newborn Screening webpage.