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Newborn Screening Contact Information

   NBS Laboratory
   Mike Petros, MS, MPH, Dr PH (c)
   Mike.Petros@illinois.gov
   312-793-1053
   Follow-up Program
   Claudia Nash, MS
   claudia.nash@illinois.gov
   217-524-4900

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


Approximate Births

173,400

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 77%                       American Indian: < 1%
African American: 19%       Asian/Pacific islander: 4%

Hispanic Ethnicity: 21%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

Illinois Statute 
Ill. HJR42 (2001) - addresses parental information
Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 410, 240/0.01, et seq - addresses the newborn screening system.
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 hrs.

NBS Fee: 
$78.00

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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