MDHHS – Newborn Screening Program

Newborn Screening is a public health program required by Michigan law to find babies with rare but serious disorders that require early treatment. All babies need to be tested in order to find the small number who look healthy but have a rare medical condition. Babies with these conditions seem healthy at birth but can become very sick in a short time. Each year more than 250 Michigan babies – one in 400 to 500 births- are found to have a disorder detected by newborn bloodspot screening.

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