Newborn Screening for Metabolic and Sickle Cell Disorders Program
The Georgia Newborn Screening Program is committed to protecting and improving the health of all infants by assuring all newborns receive appropriate screening, follow-up, and medical services. The Newborn Screening Program screens for some genetic disorders, endocrine conditions, and hearing loss. This web site discusses genetic and endocrine screening. For information on universal newborn hearing screening, refer to the
UNHSI web site.
The goals of the Georgia Newborn Screening System are to ensure that:
- Every newborn in Georgia has a specimen collected for newborn screening.
- All infants whose test results are outside the normal limits for a newborn screening disorder receive prompt and appropriate follow-up testing.
- All newborns diagnosed with a metabolic, endocrine, or hemoglobin disease are entered into and maintained on appropriate medical therapy.