FAMILIES

IDAHO

Newborn Screening Contact Information

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

Follow-up Program
Carol Christiansen, RN, BSN
christc3@dhw.idaho.gov
208-334-4935

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

Approximate Births by occurrence (ref. 2010 NCHS data)
22,799

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 95%
American Indian: 2%
African American: 1%
Asian/Pacific islander: 2%
Hispanic Ethnicity: 16%  (may also be included in race categories above)

Idaho Statute 
Idaho Code 39-9 IDAPA Code 16.02.12

Screening Requirements
Required by  law on all infants unless parents decline for religious reasons. First test required at 24-48 hrs. and second at 10-14 days.

NBS filter paper form: .jpg

NBS Fee: 
$30 for single; $58 for double kits.