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Newborn Screening Contact Information

NBS Laboratory  
Scott Shone, PhD
Follow-up Program
Lorraine Garg, MD, MPH

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

Approximate Births


Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 74%                          American Indian: < 1%
African American: 19%          Asian/Pacific islander: 7%

Hispanic Ethnicity: 19%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

New Jersey Statute 
N.J. Executive Order 126 (2001) - addresses expanding newborn screening.
N.J. Rev. Stat. 17:48-6s, 17:48A-7q, 17:48E-35.16 (1997) - addresses health coverage for metabolic formula and foods.
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: 

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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