Image Link: Home Image Link: For Families Image Link:  En Español Image Link: For Providers Image Link: Statistics Image Link: Law and Rule Image Link: Related Sites

Newborn Screening Home

Newborn Screening is a special blood test done on each Utah baby. It is specifically designed to reduce the occurrence of diseases or conditions that alter health and quality of life (morbidity) and increase the risk of death (mortality) due to certain metabolic, endocrine, and hematological disorders by identifying the disorder prior to the onset of symptoms.

This allows treatment to begin before clinical symptoms of morbidity (i.e. permanent brain damage, growth retardation, sepsis, or severe anemia) or death can occur in the newborn.

Utah collects two newborn screening specimens (formerly called the PKU test) which test for 38 disorders. The first screen is usually done between 48 hours and 5 days of life, or right before discharge from the hospital. The second screen is done between 7 and 28 days of age, usually at the two week well-child check with the baby's pediatrician. Identifying and treating infants with these disorders early can help ensure a long, healthy life, so it is important to get these tests done correctly and on time.

Kit Fee Increase as of July 1, 2014

As of July 1, 2014 kit fee is $103.79.

 

Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) Screening

Beginning October 1, 2014 all birthing facilities will need to screen all newborns for CCHD. More information is available through the Utah Birth Defect Network

Utah CCHD Information

 

SCID added July 1, 2013

 

Newsletters

 

2-Part Kit Order Form (for orders of <5)

In order to serve our Utah population better the Newborn Screening Program is happy to announce 2-part kit cards may now be ordered individually and privately.

Please click below to download the order form.

2-Part Kit Order Form