Newborn screening is a simple blood test that can identify babies who may have a treatable disorder.
Early detection allows for treatment that may prevent or greatly reduce the health concerns associated with these disorders.
Newborn screening in BC is provided by the BC Newborn Screening Program of Perinatal Services BC. Visit their website for information for families and health care professionals about newborn screening in British Columbia.
The website includes:
Resources for families: learn about why & how your baby is screened, types of disorders screened and screening results
Resources for healthcare providers: find screening guidelines, types of disorders screened, ordering information for patient information sheets and blood spot cards, and Informed Refusal and Informed Deferral forms.