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CALIFORNIA

Newborn Screening Contact Information

NBS Laboratory
Fred Lorey, Ph.D.
fred.lorey@cdph.ca.gov
510-412-1500 
For NBS results from out of state
call Danyea Watkins at 510-412-1541

Follow-up Program
Erica Gordon
erica.gordon@cdph.ca.gov
510-231-7464

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

Approximate Births  by occurrence (ref. 2010 NCHS data)
510,980

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 79%
American Indian: 1%
African American: 6%
Asian/Pacific islander: 13%
Hispanic Ethnicity: 51%  (may also be included in race categories above)

California Statute 
Cal. Health & Safety Code § 125000 and 125001 (1998) - addresses testing, counseling, information & 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 filter paper forms: .jpg

NBS Fee:  $102.75