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What conditions are on the screening panel?

Newborn screening checks for conditions that can cause problems with the way the body gets energy, how the body makes hormones, or how the body makes blood cells. Florida currently screens for more than 55 conditions.  Click here for a complete list of conditions.


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