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Pennsylvania

Newborn Screening Contact Information

   NBS Laboratory  
   Barbara A. Kendro
   bkendro@state.pa.us
   610-280-3464   x3243
   Follow-up Program
   William Cramer, MEd
  
wcramer@state.pa.us
    717-783-8143

Click here to go to this program's Newborn Screening website


Approximate Births

148,500

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 83%                            American Indian: <1%
African American: 14%            Asian/Pacific islander: 2%

Hispanic Ethnicity: 5%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

Pennsylvania Statute 
Information not available.

Screening Requirements
Required by law on all infants, with a second test required if initial screen is done prior to 36 hrs.

NBS Fee: 
None 

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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