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Newborn Screening Contact Information

   NBS Laboratory  
   Santosh Shaunak
   santosh.shaunak@doh.wa.gov
   206-418-5407
   Follow-up Program
   Sheila Weiss
  
sheila.weiss@doh.wa.gov
   206-
418-5509

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


Approximate Births

90,300

Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
White: 86%                             American Indian: 2%
African American: 4%              Asian/Pacific islander: 8%

Hispanic Ethnicity: 18%  (may also be included in race categories above) 

Washington Statute 
Wash. Rev. Code 70.83.040 (1999) - addresses fee for addition services.
Wash. Rev. Code 70.83.020 (1991) - addresses requirement of newborn screening.
For more information click on this link: National Conference of State Legislators

Screening Requirements
Required by law on all infants, with a second test recommended between 7 and 14 days. 

NBS Fee: 
$69.30

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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