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Newborn Screening Contact Information

    NBS Laboratory
    Joseph M. Quashnock, Ph.D,
    Follow-up Program
    Yvockeea Monteiro

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

Approximate Births


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:

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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