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What if the newborn screen is not done for some reason in the first week of life?

Ideally, all babies should be screened in the first week of life. If the newborn screen was not done during that time, collect a screen immediately. 


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