What if my baby looks healthy?

Many of the conditions Kansas screen for are not visible through a regular examination. With many of these conditions, babies may look normal and appear healthy at birth and even into infancy. Newborn screening identifies infants at risk for one of the conditions on the newborn screening panel, providing the opportunity for early intervention before the condition progresses. Early intervention leads to better outcomes than waiting until babies show that they have one of the screened conditions.

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1. Do I need to request screening for my baby?
2. How much does blood spot screening cost?
3. How are hearing screening costs covered?
4. I am not delivering in the hospital. Can my baby still be screened?
5. Does newborn screening vary by state?
6. I have no family history. Should my baby still be screened
7. What if my baby looks healthy?
8. What causes these conditions?
9. How and when will I get my baby's results?
10. What is Special Health Care Needs?