Newborn Screening
Overview Indications Applications Reporting Benefits
Sample Requirement Methodology Limitations

Newborn Screening

Newborn screening includes tests that are easy to diagnose and treatment is possible if detected early.

These tests include

NBS can detect various metabolic disorders of the newborn such as

Other rare but serious medical problems detected in newborn screening are:

Reporting Benefits

Sample Requirement

Sample for NBS is either dry blood or fresh cord blood


Screenings are done using the following methods: