California - Newborn Screening Contact Information

NBS Laboratory
Fred Lorey, Ph.D.
For NBS results from out of state call Danyea Watkins at 510.412.1541 Follow-up Program
Erica Gordon

Click here to go to this program's newborn screening website

Approximate Births

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 81%
American Indian: 1%
African American: 7%
Asian/Pacific islander: 11%
Hispanic Ethnicity: 49%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

California Statute 
Cal. Health & Safety Code § 125000 and 125001 (1998) - addresses testing, counseling, information and fees. 
Cal. Health & Safety Code § 125000 and 125001 (1998) - addresses insurance coverage for testing.
For more information click on this link: National Conference of State Legislators

Screening Requirement
Testing required by law on all newborns. 

NBS Fee:  $102.75 

Parent/Consumer Resources

March of Dimes

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation

Laboratories Offering Expanded Screening


Click here for a list of disorders states screen for

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