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2024 Monthly Reports

Monthly Unsatisfactory Specimen Collection and Transit Time Reports:

The monthly Unsatisfactory Specimen Collection Rates and Transit Time Reports are available by the end of the following month (ie: July’s report will be available after the 31th of August):

Testing for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

The Florida Department of Health, Newborn Screening (NBS) Program, is pleased to announce that beginning April 27, 2020, all newborns screened will be tested for a new condition, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). If you have any questions, please contact the