Newborn Screening is a public health program to find babies with rare but serious disorders that require early treatment to prevent disability or death. The Michigan Newborn Screening Program tests for more than 50 medical conditions. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services works with hospitals and midwives to make sure babies are screened and assure that children with a disorder receive proper treatment. Each year, more than 270 Michigan babies are found and treated through newborn screening. For more information about newborn screening and a complete list of resources for families and health professionals, please visit www.michigan.gov/newbornscreening.
After newborn screening is completed, the Michigan BioTrust for Health oversees the storage and use of the leftover blood spots. For more information about the BioTrust for Health, please click here: www.michigan.gov/biotrust
Some key resources for Michigan’s Newborn Screening Program can be viewed below.