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Newborn Screening is a public health program required by Michigan law to find babies with rare but serious disorders that require early treatment.  All babies need to be tested in order to find the small number who look healthy but have a rare medical condition.  Babies with these conditions seem healthy at birth but can become very sick in a short time.  Each year more than 200 Michigan babies - one in every 500 to 600 births- are found to have a disorder detected by newborn screening. 


  

The Newborn Screening Program is conducted jointly by the
Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention and Epidemiology and the 
Bureau Laboratories
 

The Program efforts:  

  1. Assure that all Michigan infants receive newborn screening. 
  2. Provide follow-up for infants with positive screening tests, ensuring access to treatment. 
  3. Provide long-term follow-up and monitoring of health outcomes 

State of Michigan Links: 

Michigan Department of
Community Health 
 

Genomics and
Genetic Disorders 
 

Michigan BioTrust for Health  

Michigan Critical Congenial Heart Disease Newborn Screening Program

Michigan Hemoglobinopathy Surveillance Quality Improvement Program

Michigan Early Hearing Detection and
Intervention Program 
 

Newborn Screening Laboratory  

 

National Links: 

CDC Newborn Screening  

National NBS and
Genetics Resource Center 
 

Baby's First Test

Region 4 Genetics Collaborative  

Save Babies through
Screening Foundation 
 

Contact:  William Young, PhD
Phone:  517-335-9205

Genomics and Genetic Disorders Section 

Lifecourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division 
P.O. Box 30195
201 Townsend Street, CV 4th floor
Lansing, Michigan  48909-30195


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