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Florida Newborn Screening Program

Your baby is precious and, as a new parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your baby safe and healthy. One thing you can do is make sure your baby gets newborn screening tests before you both leave the hospital.

Newborn screening is a set of tests done to see if your baby has certain disorders. Newborn Screening tests your baby's blood for different diseases and conditions. A hearing screening is also done to see if your baby may not be able to hear. Early detection and treatment of health issues can help your baby grow up healthier.

These tests are an important beginning of a long, healthy life for your baby.

For more information on Florida's Newborn Screening Program, visit the Newborn Screening Program website.


"This one small screening has changed the entire outcome of our daughter's life."
- a New Parent