Newborn screening is a test done shortly after birth to look for treatable diseases that usually show no symptoms in the newborn period. Early detection of these diseases through newborn screening prevents serious health problems and can save lives.
If you are looking to learn about newborn screening, you have come to the right place. In this section of our website you will learn about the basics of newborn screening and the process of screening in Ontario, Canada.
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In Ontario, babies are tested for 6 groups of serious diseases, including Metabolic Diseases, Endocrine Diseases, Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Disease and Severe Combined Immune Deficiency.Throughout 2017, bedside screening will begin for Critical Congenital Heart disease.