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 500 to 600 births- are found to have a disorder detected by newborn screening.
A ten minute video about Michigan Newborn Screening and the BioTrust for Health can be viewed here online. Copies are available in DVD format for health care providers and educators, by calling 866-673-9939.
Contact: William Young, PhD
Genomics and Genetic Disorders Section
Lifecourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division
P.O. Box 30195
201 Townsend Street, CV 4th floor
Lansing, Michigan 48909-30195