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Newborn Screening Contact Information

    NBS Laboratory
    Leslie A. Himstedt
    Follow-up Program
    Jackie Whitfield

Click here for this program's newborn screening information

Approximate Births


Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 78%                       American Indian: 1%
African American: 20%       Asian/Pacific islander: 1%

Hispanic Ethnicity: 6%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

Arkansas Statute 
Ark. Stat. Ann. 20-15-302 (1995) - addresses testing.
Ark. Stat. Ann. 23-79-129 (1995) - addresses insurance coverage for testing.
For more information click on this link: National Conference of State Legislators

Screening Requirements
Testing required by law on all newborns. 

NBS Fee: 

Parent/Consumer Resources

   March of Dimes

   Save Babies Through Screening Foundation
   Laboratories Offering Expanded Screening


Click here for a list of disorders states screen for

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