Newborn Screening

The Emory Newborn Screening Program, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Human Resources, strives to ensure that every baby in Georgia receives the benefit of early diagnosis and treatment for the conditions detectable on the state metabolic newborn screen. Newborn metabolic screening involves collection of a few drops of blood in order to screen for various treatable conditions. Every baby should be screened between 24 hours and 7 days of age.

The Emory University Newborn Screening Program contributes to Georgia's newborn screening system in a number of ways, including:

  • Short-term Follow-up after a baby is found to have a positive screening result
  • Newborn Screening DNA testing for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Laboratory Testing to Confirm or Rule out a Diagnosis
  • Clinical Care after Diagnosis of a Metabolic Disorder

If you have questions about the Emory Newborn Screening Program, you can contact us at (404) 778-8560 or 1-800-366-1502, option 4.