Shortly after birth, all New York babies have a routine newborn screening test that checks for more than 50 treatable disorders. ScreenPlus is a research study where babies are screened for an additional 14 rare disorders that are not currently on NY’s routine newborn screening panel. ScreenPlus requires parental permission and will help us understand how well newborn screening works for these additional disorders. Please see below to learn more about the ‘additional’ newborn screening. Get more information about the disorders on the ScreenPlus panel.
Routine Newborn Screening
- Performed for every baby born in the United States
- Number of disorders varies by states
- Type of program: Public Health