FAMILIES

HAWAII

Newborn Screening Contact Information

NBS Laboratory
Cheryl Hermerath 
cheryl.a.hermerath@state.or.us 
(503) 693-4174

Follow-up Program
Gwen Palmer, RN, MEd
gwen.palmer@doh.hawaii.gov
808-733-9069

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

Approximate Births by occurrence (ref. 2010 NCHS data)
18,948

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 31%
American Indian: <1%
African American: 3%
Asian/Pacific islander: 66%
Hispanic Ethnicity: 16%  (may also be included in race categories above)

Hawaii Statute 
Hawaii Rev. Stat. § 321-291 (1999) - addresses testing and funding.
For more information click on this link: National Conference of State Legislators

Screening Requirements
Required by law on all infants, with a second test required if initial screen is done prior to 24 hrs.

NBS filter paper form: .jpg

NBS Fee:  $55.00