Newborn Screening Programs

Description: Programs that offer health screening services for neonates which are designed to prevent physical problems, intellectual disabilities and premature death through the early detection and treatment of genetic disorders which may not otherwise be detected until irreversible damage has occurred. A drop of blood is taken from each infant's heel prior to discharge and sent to a laboratory for analysis. A repeat specimen is recommended one to two weeks after birth if the original sample was taken within the first 24 hours of life. Newborn hearing screening is also available in some areas. (AIRS LF-7000.6000)

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Santa Fe, NM

2040 S. Pacheco
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-476-8858
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Organization Name: New Mexico Department of Health
Address: 2040 S. Pacheco
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-476-8858
Toll Free Phone: 877-890-4692
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Services Provided: The State of New Mexico mandates two Newborn Screens be collected on every Newborn born in New Mexico. The Newborn Screen is a blood test that is initially done between 24- 48 hours of age and the second Newborn Screen is done 10 – 14 days after birth. The New Mexico Newborn Screening Program (NMNBSP) offers screening for genetic/metabolic/endocrine and other disorders (see Newborn Screening Test Information).
Provider Profiles: Carla Ortiz, Nurse Consultant
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Last Updated: 9/10/2018