Newborn Screening Program - Where Can I Get More Information About Newborn Screening?

The websites and resources below provide parents/caregivers and professionals with accurate information regarding newborn screening.

Wisconsin Newborn Screening Laboratory--The Wisconsin Newborn Screening (NBS) Laboratory is dedicated to promoting and encouraging the sharing of knowledge, communication and resources with health care agencies, families, and anyone else interested in NBS for the benefit of babies born in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin SHINE--The Wisconsin Screening Hearts in Newborns (SHINE) Project is a pilot project through the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the State of Wisconsin designed to implement universal screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD).

Wisconsin Sound Beginnings--Wisconsin Sound Beginnings promotes and supports universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) and follow-up services statewide


Baby's First Test--This website provides information for families and professionals on newborn screening.

March of Dimes--This brief video helps explain the processes involved in newborn screening.

National Newborn Screening and Global Resource Center--The National Newborn Screening and Global Resource Center (NNSGRC) serves as an independent U.S. national resource center for newborn screening and provides newborn screening information globally.

Newborn Screening: Online Education: Interactive Tutorials--These online, easy-to-understand, interactive tutorials from Heartland Regional Genetics and Newborn Screening Collaborative help families to learn about some conditions diagnosed through newborn screening.

The Newborn Screening Story: How One Simple Test Changed Lives, Science, and Health in America--This booklet from the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) chronicles 50 years of newborn screening in America.

The Parent's Guide to Newborn Screening--Information on the basics of newborn screening from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation--The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is a leader in the national grassroots advocacy movement and media awareness. They actively participates on local, state and federal levels to improve newborn screening.

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Last Revised: March 11, 2015