Newborn Screening - Minnesota Dept. of Health
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Newborn Screening Program

Minnesota newborns are tested soon after birth for more than 60 hidden, rare disorders, including hearing loss and critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). This site provides resources and information for families and providers.

New! MN starts screening for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
The Minnesota Newborn Screening Program is pleased to announce that all babies screened on or after March 1, 2018 will be screened for SMA, the latest disorder added to our Newborn Screening Panel. To learn more, visit our Disorder Fact Sheets webpage.