Due to scheduled maintenance by the Arizona Department of Administration to the state datacenter, azdhs.gov and related services will be unavailable from 10:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, until 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 16. Thank you for your patience.
Office of Newborn Screening
- A Newborn Screening Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013. The meeting packet (with agenda and necessary information) is available on our Advisory Committee page.
- Throughout the year we've shared many stories from families who have dealt with disorders which can be detected through newborn screening. Go to our 50 Years of Newborn Screening page for a look back at these remarkable stories, and links to available resources.
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.