Office of Newborn Screening
- Effective 12/15/14: The NBS lab mailer is changing! Please note NEW reference ranges as well as changes on primary and secondary markers for several disorders screened by tandem mass spectrometry.
- IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding Newborn Screening bloodspot specimen cards.
- The first edition of the Newborn Screening Newsletter is published! Featuring AZEHDI and more!
The Office of Newborn Screening, a division of Public Health Preparedness within the Department of Health Services is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the testing for congenital disorders and the reporting of hearing test results are conducted in an effective and efficient manner. The program provides education to the general public, the medical community, parents and professional groups. The state laboratory is the only testing facility for the program. Learn more by reading ARS § 36-694.
National Heart Awareness Resources
February 14th is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day. Learn more about American Heart Month through our 50 Years of Newborn Screening, as well as the information below:
- Heart Smart: Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) Screening for Parents
- Baby’s First Test: CCHD
- Mended Little Hearts of Phoenix – Local support for CCHD families
- Screening for Congenital Heart Defects
- Congenital Heart Defect – Austin: A Family's Story
- Congenital Heart Defect – Trey: A Mom's Perspective