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Newborn Screening Contact Information

NBS Laboratory
Fred Lorey, Ph.D.
fred.lorey@cdph.ca.gov
510-412-1500                                                For NBS results from out of state call Danyea Watkins at 510.412.1541
Follow-up Program
Erica Gordon
erica.gordon@cdph.ca.gov
510-231-7464

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


Approximate Births

553,000

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 81%                       American Indian: 1%
African American: 7%        Asian/Pacific islander: 11%

Hispanic Ethnicity: 49%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

California Statute 
Cal. Health & Safety Code 125000 and 125001 (1998) - addresses testing, counseling, information and fees. 
Cal. Health & Safety Code 125000 and 125001 (1998) - addresses insurance coverage for testing.
For more information click on this link: National Conference of State Legislators

Screening Requirement
Testing required by law on all newborns. 

NBS Fee: 
$102.75 

Parent/Consumer Resources

   March of Dimes

   Save Babies Through Screening Foundation
 
   Laboratories Offering Expanded Screening

Disorders    

 Click here for a list of disorders states screen for

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