Newborn Screening in Nebraska
Information for Primary Care Providers
Condition Specific Information
NEW!!! 2017 Practitioner's Update
Required Screening Panel
Information for Healthcare Professionals on CCHD screening
Parent Education about Newborn Screening
Whenever possible, information about newborn screening should be introduced to expecting parents sometime during the third trimester. The Nebraska Newborn Screening Program (NNSP) has free materials available to help you. To order materials visit our Order Literature page.
For additional information to assist parents understand newborn screening and assistance with frequently asked questions, click here.
Ordering the Newborn Screen
According to Nebraska’s State Law the physician is responsible for ordering the newborn screen. In many birthing facilities, procedures are established for standing orders to ensure this is done. The ordering physician should be the newborn’s attending physician. While the State program is there to ensure an effective system of newborn screening, the baby’s primary care professional is the one who makes it happen.
The following link describe the newborn screening responsibilities of physicians. We also strongly recommend accessing the Practitioner's Manual. A quick reference guide for the Practitioner's Manual can be found here.
Obtaining and Communicating Newborn Screening Results
There are a number of options available to Primary Care Professionals for obtaining the screening results. For more information click here.
Visit our ACT Sheet page for additional information on positive results.
Links to Other Resources
For additional information and resources for families, visit the Additional Informaiton Page.