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Massachusetts 

Newborn Screening Contact Information

   NBS Laboratory
   Roger Eaton, PhD
   roger.eaton@umassmed.edu
   617-983-6300
   Follow-up Program
   Roger Eaton, Ph.D.
   roger.eaton@umassmed.edu
   617-983-6300

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


Approximate Births

77,500

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 85%                       American Indian: < 1%
African American: 10%        Asian/Pacific islander: 5%

Hispanic Ethnicity: 11%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

Massachusetts  Statute 
Mass. Acts, Chap. 176 8B - addresses insurance coverage and medical formulas.
Mass. Acts, Chap. 111 10A - addresses screening requirements.
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: 
$68.74

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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