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What is newborn screening?

All newborns are tested because even babies who look healthy may have a health problem. Newborn screening is about finding these conditions before symptoms appear. Early detection and treatment of health issues can help your baby grow up healthier. Find out more about newborn screening with this video. For a full list of conditions, click here.

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