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Find out about program updates, news features, and families helped by newborn screening.


How can I help my baby’s doctor provide results faster?

If the test result is abnormal, the baby’s health care provider or Florida’s Newborn Screening Follow-up Program will contact you about obtaining additional testing. Please note, a positive result does not mean the baby has a particular condition.

  • Your address and phone number are correct on the blood collection form
  • The correct health care provider is listed on the blood collection form

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