Newborn Screening for Metabolic, Endocrine and Genetic Conditions
Newborn screening can save a baby’s life!
|Only five drops of a baby’s blood are needed to identify babies at risk for 36 serious medical conditions. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to slow growth, developmental disabilities, and possible death. Identifying these conditions early and providing appropriate treatment may prevent serious complications.
Ohio Newborn screening Program also provides funding to pediatric specialty clinics that diagnose and treat babies affected by these conditions. Metabolic formula for treating conditions such as phenylketonuria (PKU) and homocystinuria are available through the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Metabolic Formula Program.
Ohio newborns are also screened for congenital hearing loss and critical congenital heart disease. For more information about screening for these conditions click the links below.
Ohio Infant Hearing Program
Critical Congenital Heart Disease
For more information about Newborn Screening Program for Genetic, Endocrine, and Metabolic Conditions contact the Public Health Laboratory.
Last Updated: 12/2014