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Office of Newborn Screening

Information for Parents

The Newborn Screening Story: How One Simple Test Changed Lives, Science and Health in America - published by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL),The Newborn Screening Story covers the origins, science, importance and future of Newborn Screening.

With the right information, you can provide the best start for your baby's health. Did you know that over 90,000 babies are born in Arizona each year? Most of them are healthy but some have a rare and serious disease or hearing loss. Testing and early detection of these disorders is important for all babies. Early treatment can prevent or minimize serious symptoms like growth problems, brain damage and even death.

  • Bloodspot/Heel Stick Screening
    Quick answers about when and how this blood test is done.
  • Hearing Screening
    Learn more about the hearing test given to all newborns at their birth hospitals.
  • Disorder Information
    A simple heel stick (or bloodspot test) screens for 28 rare and serious disorders.
  • FAQs
    Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about newborn screening.

Golf/ Spa Weekend for a Cause!

Register now for the 11th Annual Golf/Spa Weekend benefitting individuals with MSUD, PKU and Allied Disorders (presented by MSUD Research Foundation and Arizona Network for PKU and Allied Disorder).

  • When: May 2-3, 2014
  • Register: For dinner, golf, spa day, buy raffle tickets. Registration ends March 29th!
  • Check out the flyer and brochure for more info.

Save the Date! May is PKU Awareness Month!

Register now for this FREE event at the Arizona Science Center on Saturday, May 17th. All individuals with PKU and their families are invited to attend. Limit of three family members and/or caregivers per PKU patient.