How and when will I get my baby's results?

Hearing and pulse oximetry screening results are available as soon as the screening is complete. Parents are encouraged to ask their birth provider or person performing the screen about their baby's result at the time of screening. The blood spot screening process takes a few days, up to a week. Once complete, all results are mailed to the hospital or birth provider who collected the screen. If your baby has an abnormal (out-of-range or borderline) result, our staff will contact your baby's doctor or clinic as soon as possible. Your baby's doctor should then contact you to discuss next steps. For many conditions, the Blood Spot program will provide information directly to families when there is an out-of-range or abnormal result.

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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?