What is Newborn Screening?

N C Med J. 2019 Jan-Feb;80(1):32-36. doi: 10.18043/ncm.80.1.32.


Newborn screening is a system that provides early identification and treatment of infants with disorders prior to permanent disability or death. A successful newborn screening program requires skilled effort, understanding, and collaboration by many individuals, from those collecting the blood spots to the child's primary care provider and family.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Neonatal Screening*