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 read Primary Care Providers FAQ​.

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.  Another helpful link is the Quick Reference Guide for the Practitioner's Manual​.

Obtaining and Communicating Newborn Screening Results
For more information on communicating NBS results refer to the Practitioner’s Manual.  Test results can be obtained from the newborn’s birth facility, newborn screening program at 402 471-9731, or through the PerkinElmer Genetics Inc. newborn screening laboratory’s secure web portal.  To get secure access to the portal contact PerkinElmer Client Service Representatives at 866-463-6436 to obtain a “request for Internet Access Form.

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 Information Page

2016 Practitioners Manual 4th Edition - Copy.pdf2018 Practitioners Manual 5th Edition

2017 Quick Reference Practitioners Manual 1st Edition.pdf2018 Quick Reference Practitioners Manual 2nd Edition





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