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PENNSYLVANIA

Newborn Screening Contact Information

NBS Laboratory
William Cramer, MEd
wcramer@pa.gov
717-783-8143

Follow-up Program
William Cramer, MEd
wcramer@pa.gov
717-783-8143

Click here to go to this program's Newborn Screening website

Approximate Births by Occurrence (ref. 2010 NCHS data)
142,724

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 77%
American Indian: <1%
African American: 18%
Asian/Pacific islander: 4%
Hispanic Ethnicity: 10% (may also be included in race categories above) 

Pennsylvania Statute 
Newborn Child Testing Act

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:  None