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Office of Newborn Screening
- World Sickle Cell Day event at Phoenix Children’s Hospital – June 19, 2013 3-5 p.m.
- Congenital Hypothyroidism and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia are endocrine disorders which, if left untreated, can lead to many developmental issues. Early diagnosis and treatment can help children with these disorders have healthy development. Learn more on our 50 Years of Newborn Screening page.
- The NCAA now requires confirmation of Sickle Cell Trait status in Division III athletes. Information on how to obtain Sickle Cell Trait status can be found on our Disorder Information for Parents page.
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.