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Newborn Screening in Nebraska Homepage
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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 can’t tell whether or not their baby may have a condition… that’s why newborn screening is so helpful. It finds things you can’t necessarily see.
If a baby has one of these conditions and it’s not found early, the baby can have:
Blood tests are needed to help find the conditions so treatment can begin early and prevent these effects. Screening is required for these conditions:
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View the “ Parent’s Page” for descriptions of the conditions screened in non-medical terms and links to other condition specific resources.
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