FAMILIES

ARKANSAS

Newborn Screening Contact Information

NBS Laboratory
Leslie A. Himstedt
Leslie.Himstedt@arkansas.gov
501-661-2445

Follow-up Program
Jackie Whitfield
jackie.whitfield@arkansas.gov
501-280-4891

Click here for this program's newborn screening information

Approximate Births by occurrence (ref. 2010 NCHS data)
37,536

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 79%
American Indian: 1%
African American: 19%
Asian/Pacific islander: 2%
Hispanic Ethnicity: 10%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

Arkansas Statute 
Ark. Stat. Ann. § 20-15-302 (1995) - addresses testing.
Ark. Stat. Ann. § 23-79-129 (1995) - addresses insurance coverage for testing.
For more information click on this link: National Conference of State Legislators

Screening Requirements
Testing required by law on all newborns. 

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NBS Fee: $89.25