Several screenings occur after the birth of your baby. This is a public health service used to help identify potentially serious conditions at birth. For those potentially affected, appropriate screenings allow providers to start treatment right away.
Common disorders screened include:
- Metabolic disorder
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- Immune discrepancies
- Cystic fibrosis
- CCHD (critical congenital heart disease)
- 60+ inheritable and congenital disorders
Learn more about screenings from the Minnesota Department of Health.