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Newborn Screening

The BC Newborn Screening Program oversees newborn screening for 24 disorders for babies born in BC and the Yukon.

About 40 babies per year will be identified with one of 24 treatable disorders. The most common disorders are congenital hypothyroidism (CH), cystic fibrosis (CF), medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCAD), and phenylketonuria (PKU).

Use the menu on the right to navigate through this section (use the + and - to expand and collapse the menu), which has information about the provincial guideline, disorders (including by-products of screening such as some CF carriers and hemoglobinopathy carriers), and blood collection.

Parent and family information is available in the Our Services > Newborn Screening Program section.  
Download the Parent Information Sheet: A Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Baby's Life. 

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