minnesota newborn screening program
Minnesota Newborn Screening: A First Step toward a Healthy Tomorrow
Your little one is just about to arrive – an exciting time filled with many questions…
While there is plenty of information given to you on being pregnant, you probably have just as many questions about the first few days after birth and how to give your baby the best start possible.
Parents-to-be want a healthy baby. One simple test done shortly after birth will let you know about your baby’s health.
Your health care providers, your hospital, and the Minnesota Department of Health will make sure your baby is tested for over 50 hidden, rare disorders as well as hearing loss.
This website will introduce you to newborn screening, a simple test that can save your baby’s life. We wish you the best of luck with the remainder of your pregnancy and congratulations on the coming arrival of your new little baby!
Learn more about newborn screening, what your choices are, and what MDH and others are doing to make sure your baby has a healthy tomorrow.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answers to questions about newborn screening and parental options
- What is Newborn Screening?
What parents-to-be need to know about newborn screening
- When Will My Baby Be Screened?
When newborn screening and newborn hearing screening take place
- Laboratory Testing Basics
Describes what types of tests are used to screen newborns for the disorders on the newborn screening panel.
- Parental Options