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Understanding Your Baby's Newborn Screening Tests

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

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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).

This work was supported by the Association of Public Health Laboratories through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number # UG9MC30369 New Disorders Implementation Project for $4,000,000.This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


Newborn Screening Follow-up Medical Specialty 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.
 

 

  • Genetic and Metabolic Medical Specialty 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.

 

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.

 

 

  • Krabbe Disease  Medical Specialty Teams

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

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.


Links to additional information on disorders

  • National Newborn Screening and Genetic 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.
     
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories

    Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) strengthens the role of public health labs in newborn screening and genetic testing and designs strategies to address changes in the field.
  • Baby's First Test

    Baby's First Test provides information and resources about screening at the local, state, and national levels and serves as the clearinghouse for newborn screening information.
  • Genetic Alliance

    Genetic Alliance engages individual, families, and communities to transform health.
  • NewSTEPs

    NewSTEPs is a national newborn screening resource center designed to provide data, technical assistance and training to newborn screening programs and assist states with quality improvement initiatives.

 

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