How Do I Receive the Results?

Your baby’s health care provider will be notified of these results.  Ask your baby’s health care provider for the results of the newborn screen at the first well child check. 

Do not panic if your baby does not pass the newborn screen. A rescreen does not automatically mean that something is wrong. There are a number of reasons that a re-screen may be required, including:

  • Something was wrong with the sample
  • The sample was drawn too early
  • A blood transfusion was received before the sample was collected
  • There was an abnormal test result indicating there may be a disorder

It is important that a rescreen is done immediately, as many of these disorders can cause damage in a short period of time. Please take your baby in for repeat testing as soon as possible.