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What should I expect from my baby’s first test?

Parents-to-be may have questions about newborn screening. This video from Baby’s First Test explains what to expect during their baby’s first test, and walks them through the heel stick, hearing, and pulse oximetry screenings.

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