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Newborn Screening Contact Information

    NBS Laboratory
    Joseph M. Quashnock, Ph.D,
    Joseph.Quashnock@PerkinElmer.com
    412-220-2300
    Follow-up Program
    Yvockeea Monteiro
    yvockeea.monteiro@dc.gov
    202-442-9158

Click here for the D.C. Perinatal and Infant Health Bureau


Approximate Births

14,500

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 38%                       American Indian: <1%
African American: 59%       Asian/Pacific islander: 3%

Hispanic Ethnicity: 9%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

District of Columbia Statute 
Information not available. 

Screening Requirements
Required by law on all newborns, with second test required if initial screen was done prior to 24 hours.

NBS Fee:
None

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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