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Newborn Screening Contact Information

   NBS Laboratory  
   Susan Tanksley
   susan.tanksley@dshs.state.tx.us
   512-458-
7430                                                     NBS results:1-888-963-7111 x 7578
   Follow-up Program
   David R. Martinez
   davidr.martinez@dshs.state.tx.us
   512-458-7111 ext 2216 

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


Approximate Births

412,100
Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 85%                             American Indian: <1%
African American: 11%             Asian/Pacific islander: 3%

Hispanic Ethnicity: 46%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

Texas Statute 
Tex. Code Ann. Health & Safety Code 33.011, et seq. (1991) - addresses newborn screening  requirements.  For more information click on this link: National Conference of State Legislators

Screening Requirements
Initial and second screen required by law on all infants.
 
NBS Fee: 
$29.50 for each mandated specimen.

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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