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What are the reporting requirements for cCMV screening?

Per section 383.145, F.S., results of newborn hearing loss screening, cCMV screening, and any related diagnostic testing, must be reported to the Florida Newborn Hearing Screening (NBHS) Program within seven days after receipt of such results.

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