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Testing for Pompe Disease (Pompe) and Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (MPS I)

The Florida Department of Health, Newborn Screening Program, is pleased to announce that beginning February 3, 2020, all newborns screened will be tested for Pompe Disease (Pompe) and Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (MPS I). If you have any questions, please contact the Florida Newborn Screening Program at (850) 245-4201. Thank you for your continued support of the Florida Newborn Screening Program. View the Department of Health Announcement Letter 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