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Stay on top of news and events at Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO). Whether we have a new resource, general news to share, or are making an announcement, you will find it here.

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Lauren Gallagher

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News Archive

We hope you enjoy our news archive, which includes news stories and releases from NSO.

Happy mothers and babies day: Ontario funds two more tests for Newborn Screening Ontario

By Brigitte |

Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) will begin in Ontario throughout 2017. CCHD screening is a safe test performed at the bedside that can detect low oxygen levels, a common sign of these serious heart diseases. The quick and painless test is called pulse oximetry and is the first point-of-care screening test that NSO will coordinate.

Media Release English French

NSO Backgrounder 

To learn more about CCHD, please visit our CCHD information page English French


Toronto Star Story - NSO now operates seven days a week

By Brigitte |

We are pleased to announce that Newborn Screening Ontario now operates seven days a week to ensure babies born with potentially life-threatening disorders are diagnosed sooner. The continued involvement of NSO, birth hospitals and midwifery practices plays a big role in ensuring Ontario’s newborns get timely access to newborn screening.

Ontario’s newborn screening centre expands operations to reduce delays

First Steps

By nso_admin |

This video features three families whose baby had a screen positive result from the newborn screening test. Parents speak about their experience, the follow-up tests their baby needed and the outcome of the tests.