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What results are required to be reported to the Newborn Hearing Screening Program?

All positive, negative, inconclusive, unsatisfactory, missed, and parent refusals are required to be reported to the NBHS Program through eReports. For detailed instructions on reporting cCMV results, visit eReports Training – How to Enter cCMV Screening 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