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What if a baby has moved here from out of state?

The newborn screening requirements for the state of birth should be followed. Please contact the birth state and request a copy of the newborn screening results. Contact information for each state’s newborn screening program can be found at NewSTEPS state profiles. If screening has not been done, newborn screening can be completed at a Florida hospital or primary care provider’s office.


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