Newborn Screening is done for every baby born in Nebraska. A set of blood tests are done to find conditions that could be harmful to your child.
Even after a baby is born, there are usually no signs or symptoms, so parents cannot tell whether or not their baby may have a condition. This is why newborn screening is so important. It may find something you cannot see.
If a baby has one of these conditions and it is not found early, a baby could have seizures, physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, chronic illness, or may die.
Blood tests are needed to help find the conditions so treatment can begin early and prevent these effects. For the list of the 29 disorders Nebraska Newborn Screening does click here.
View the “Parent’s Page” or "Additional Information" for additional information on disorders.