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North Carolina

Newborn Screening Contact Information

   NBS Laboratory  
   Shu Huey Chaing
   Follow-up Program
   Lara Percenti

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

Approximate Births


Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 72%                          American Indian: 1%
African American: 25%          Asian/Pacific islander: 2%

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

North Carolina Statute 
Information not available

Screening Requirements
Required by law on all infants, with a second test required within 48-72 hours 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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