Michigan Newborn Screening Program

newborn horizon2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Michigan Newborn Screening Program! Learn more about how Michigan is celebrating this special event!

Newborn Screening is a public health program required by Michigan law to find babies with rare but serious disorders that require early treatment. All babies need to be tested in order to find the small number who look healthy but have a rare medical condition. Babies with these conditions seem healthy at birth but can become very sick in a short time. Each year more than 200 Michigan babies - one in every 450 births- are found to have a disorder detected by newborn screening.

 

  

The Newborn Screening Program is conducted jointly by the
Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention and Epidemiology and the 
Bureau Laboratories
 

The Program efforts:  

  1. Assure that all Michigan infants receive newborn screening. 
  2. Provide follow-up for infants with positive screening tests, ensuring access to treatment. 
  3. Provide long-term follow-up and monitoring of health outcomes 

State of Michigan Links: 

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 

Genomics and
Genetic Disorders 
 

Michigan BioTrust for Health  

Michigan Critical Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening Program

Michigan Hemoglobinopathy Surveillance Quality Improvement Program

Diet for Life - Treatment for Inborn Errors of Metabolism


Michigan Early Hearing Detection and
Intervention Program 
 

Newborn Screening Laboratory  

 

National Links: 

ACT Sheets and Algorithms

CDC Newborn Screening  

Baby's First Test

Baby's First Test - Spanish

Region 4 Genetics Collaborative  

Save Babies through
Screening Foundation 
 

Contact:  Newborn Screening Follow-up Program
Phone:  866-673-9939

Genomics and Genetic Disorders Section 

Lifecourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division 
P.O. Box 30195
201 Townsend Street, CV 4th floor
Lansing, Michigan  48909-30195