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Newborn Screening Resources

Why must my baby be screened?

A brochure outlining the newborn screening process and summarizing the 36 disorders mandated for screening by the state of Ohio.  Parents are given the brochure at the birthing facility prior to collection of the newborn screen.  Translations are available in the following languages.

Information is in .PDF format. The free Adobe Acrobat Viewer is required to view them.

To order printed copies of the brochure and the Krabbe Leukodystrophy brochure insert in English, please print and fill out the Brochure Order Form and fax the form to the Ohio Department of Health Laboratories (614-644-4648).

NBS Parent Brochure

Newborn Screening Follow-up Service Teams

  • Cystic Fibrosis Service Teams 

    The Ohio Department of Health Laboratory's list of Cystic Fibrosis Centers in Ohio for referral of infants identified on the Newborn Screen at elevated-risk for Cystic Fibrosis.

  • Pediatric Endocrinologists

    The Ohio Department of Health Laboratory's list of pediatric endocrinologists for referral of infants identified on the Newborn Screen at elevated-risk for endocrine disorders.

  • Genetic and Metabolic Service Teams

    The Ohio Department of Health Laboratory's list of physicians who specialize in metabolic disorders for referral of infants identified on the Newborn Screen at elevated-risk for metabolic disorders.

  • Sickle Cell Projects

    The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) program works in partnership with funded projects around the state to provide culturally sensitive, multi-disciplinary counseling, education, and treatment services to children and adults with hemoglobinopathies.

  • Severe Combined Immuno Deficiency Centers

    The Ohio Department of Health Laboratory list of pediatric immunologists for referral of infants identified on the Newborn Screen at elevated-risk for Severe Combined Immuno Deficiency disorders.

Emergency Card

A sample emergency card for infants with suspected fatty acid oxidation disorders to present to medical providers in an emergency setting documenting the need for intravenous glucose in time of stress or poor intake that put the infant at risk.




Page Updated: March 2015