FAMILIES

NEVADA

Newborn Screening Contact Information

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

Follow-up Program
Mary Pennington, BA
mpennington@health.nv.gov
775-684-3478

Click here for the Nevada Newborn Screening Program website

Approximate Births by occurrence (ref. 2010 NCHS data)
35,671

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 80% 
American Indian:  1%
African American: 11%
Asian/Pacific islander: 8%
Hispanic Ethnicity: 37%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

Nevada Statute
Nev. Rev. Stat. § 442.118 (1989) - addresses sickle cell screening.

Screening Requirements
Initial and second screen required by law on all infants.

NBS filter paper form:  .jpg

NBS Fee: $60.00