Newborn Screening & Genetics

Genetic Support Foundation is here to provide you with the information and resources YOU need to have regarding this important initiative, including where things are headed for newborn screening in the future.

The basic idea behind newborn screening is that babies are born with rare conditions for which even the best pediatrician cannot diagnose until the condition causes irreversible problems in the baby. So the idea is to do a test (newborn screening) soon after the baby is born to detect the condition before any symptoms of the condition occur and then start a treatment to prevent the future harm from the condition.

Genetic Support Foundation is in the process of putting together objective and up-to-date material and resources regarding newborn screening and will post this content soon.  In the meantime, if you have questions about newborn screening and genetics, feel free to CONTACT US.

– The Genetic Support Foundation Team

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