As a provider, you will be the one receiving the newborn screening results, usually from the hospital where the birth occurred.

It is important to assure the parents that a re-screen does not automatically mean 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