Newborns are tested at birth for newborn disorders. The disorders included in newborn screening vary from state to state. Most states test for all of the conditions specified by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in their Recommended Uniform Screening Panel. These conditions include phenylketonuria (PKU), cystic fibrosissickle cell diseasecritical congenital heart disease, hearing loss, and others. Some states test for additional disorders that are not part of the HRSA panel.

Most of the conditions included in newborn screening can cause serious health problems if treatment is not started shortly after birth. Prompt identification and management of these conditions may be able to prevent life-threatening complications.


The screening of newborns is very crucial, and its time is very important. The process takes place when the child is between the age of 24 to 48 hours and any testing done before this period; there is a need to retest…………………………..…………..