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Newborn Screening Contact Information

   NBS Laboratory  
   Thomas Hickey
   804-648-4480   ext 170
   Follow-up Program
   Jennifer MacDonald

 Click here to go to the Virginia Department of Health Genetics website

Approximate Births


Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 71%                             American Indian: <1%
African American: 24%             Asian/Pacific islander: 5%

Hispanic Ethnicity: 7%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

Virginia Statute 
Va. Code 32.1-65 (2001) - addresses newborn screening testing requirements.
Va. Code 32.1-65 (2001) - addresses additional testing for confirmation.
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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