Michigan Newborn Screening Program

newborn horizonNewborn 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 250 Michigan babies - one in 400 to 500 births- are found to have a disorder detected by newborn bloodspot screening.



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

1965-2015: Michigan Newborn Screening: A Public Health Success Story

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 

Genomics and Genetic Disorders  

Michigan BioTrust for Health  

Michigan Critical Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening Program

Michigan Hemoglobinopathy Surveillance Quality Improvement Program

Diet for Life - Treatment for Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Michigan Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program  

Newborn Screening Laboratory  


National Links: 

ACT Sheets and Algorithms

CDC Newborn Screening  

Baby's First Test

Baby's First Test - Spanish

Region 4 Genetics Collaborative  

Save Babies through
Screening Foundation 

Contact:  Newborn Screening Follow-up Program
Phone:  866-673-9939

Genomics and Genetic Disorders Section 

Lifecourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division 

South Grand Building
333 S. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48913