Office of Newborn Screening
The goal of CCHD screening of newborns is to identify those with structural heart defects usually associated with hypoxia in the newborn period that could have significant morbidity or mortality early in life with closing of the ductus arteriosus or other physiological changes early in life. Read our CCHD Implementation Timeline and a statement from the Assistant Bureau Chief Ward Jacox.
The success of the Newborn Screening program depends on the coordinated efforts of many health professionals. Medical Home and/or other Healthcare Professionals are generally responsible for: ordering the screening tests for newborn infants in their care, informing parents about the screening tests, and collection and handling of newborn screening specimens. Practitioners, and/or their contracted laboratories, may collect and send specimens for testing. Practitioners, hospitals and laboratories work together to coordinate timely collection and rapid delivery of acceptable newborn screening specimens to the Arizona Public Health Laboratory (State Lab).
Providers of care for newborns and infants 0-2 years of age are required to follow certain statutes and rules governing newborn screening.
- Non Hospital Birth Hearing Screening Reporting Form
- Hearing Outpatient Screening Form
- Arizona 0-2 OAE Reporting Form
- Screening – Parent Refusal Form
- Hearing Test Referral Form – Phoenix
- Hearing Test Referral Form – Flagstaff
- Hearing Test Referral Form – Tucson
- Hearing Test Referral Form – Yuma
Note: Files are PDF format unless otherwise stated.