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Georgia

Newborn Screening Contact Information

NBS Laboratory
Art Hagar                                                           afhagar@dhr.state.ga.us                                                   404-327-6800
Follow-up Program
Sharon Quary, MS
scquary@dhr.state.ga.us
404-657-5761

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

Approximate Births
147,800

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 64%                       American Indian: <1%
African American: 33%       Asian/Pacific islander: 2%

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

Georgia Statute 
Ga. Code Ann. 31-12-6 and 31-12-7 - addresses establishment of NBS system and disorders to be included.  For more information click on this link: National Conference of State Legislators

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

NBS Fee: 
$50.00

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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