The Basics of Newborn Testing

The Newborn Screen is performed on all babies.

  • The first test will be performed at 24-hours of life.
  • A second test is done at 10-14 days of age.

You will receive information about this in the hospital. We will remind you at the 2-week checkup to get the second test done in case you have forgotten. It can take several weeks for the results to come in.
If there is an abnormality, the State notifies us immediately and we will notify you should that occur so that we can proceed with any further necessary testing.