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What is the chance that a baby will have one of the conditions detectable by screening?

Approximately, one in every 300 babies tested will receive an abnormal diagnosis. When a condition is identified, early diagnosis and treatment will ensure the best possible outcome for the baby. All abnormal screen results should be taken seriously, and recommended follow-up tests should be done as soon as possible.


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