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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. 

    Critical Congenital Heart Disease has been added to Michigan's mandatory screening panel, effective April, 1, 2014! For more information, visit our CCHD website and read the letter to hospitals from MDCH Director, James Haveman.


    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 Hemoglobinopathy Surveillance Quality Improvement Program (MI RuSH) 

    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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