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Rhode Island

Newborn Screening Contact Information

   NBS Laboratory  
   Roger Eaton, PhD
Follow-up Program
Barbara McNeilly                      401-222-4640

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

Approximate Births


Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 88%                            American Indian: 1%
African American: 8%            Asian/Pacific islander: 3%

Hispanic Ethnicity: 29%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

Rhode Island Statute 
R.I. Gen. Laws 23-13-14 (1995) - addresses newborn 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: 

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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