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Can newborn screening be done if a baby is born at home or in a birth center?

Yes. Parents should arrange with a doctor, hospital, or midwife to have a newborn screening card ordered and collected. Newborn screening cards can be ordered here.

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