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Louisiana

Newborn Screening Contact Information

   NBS Laboratory
   Terry Crockett
   tcrocket@la.gov
   504-219-4696
Follow-up Program
Cheryl Harris
 504-219-4413                               clharris@la.gov

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


Approximate Births

65,100

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 58%                       American Indian:  <1%
African American: 40%        Asian/Pacific islander: 1%

Hispanic Ethnicity: 3%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

Louisiana Statute 
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 40:1299.1 (1999) general screening mandate.
La. Acts, P.A. 997 (SB 708) (1993)- addresses galactosemia screening.
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 48 hrs.

NBS Fee: 
$30.00

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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