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    Newborn Screening Unit
    PO Box 149347, MC-1918
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Phone: 512-776-3957
    Fax: 512-776-7450
    Toll-free: 800-252-8023, ext. 3957

    newborn@dshs.texas.gov


Newborn Screening Newsletter

The Newborn Screening Newsletter is published by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Newborn Screening Program to inform the public of its services and activities. Sign-up to receive email notices about newborn screening related news and activities. 

Newsletter Issues

Winter 2017 – Texas Newborn Screening Tests Babies for 55 Serious Medical Conditions
Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Reporting Diagnosed Babies 
Free Newborn Screening Educational Publications for Parents and Providers
Timing Is Everything: Newborn Screening Transit Times | Medical Director’s Corner
Video: Families Share How Newborn Screening Impacted The Lives of Their Children
Proper Packaging Essential to Maintaining Blood Spot Specimen Quality
Distinguished Newborn Hearing Screening Programs: July 2017 Cycle 

Spring 2014 – From Specimen Collection to Receipt for Testing: Importance of Timeliness in Screening
Texas Newborn Screening Program Quality Improvement Initiatives: Transit Times
Texas DSHS Laboratory Services Section: Newborn Screening Report Card
Media Attention on Newborn Screening Transit Times
Additional DSHS Quality Improvement Activities and Information

Spring 2013 – 2013 Genetics Conferences | Phenylketonuria (PKU) & Galactosemia (GALT)
50th Anniversary of Newborn Screening | In Memoriam: Mary Gwyn Allen
Grant Awarded to NBS Hearing Program | Welcome New Staff to NBS Unit
The Medical Director's Corner | 2013 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Meeting, Glendale, AZ

Winter 2013 – Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Ribbon Cutting
Congenital Hypothyroidism | 83rd Legislative Session | Healthy Texas Babies
TXPulse Oximetry Project | Nurses Work Holidays | NBS Benefits Program | TEHDI Collaboration 

Fall 2012 – Texas NBS History | HB 411 | NBS Advisory Committee
Texas Pulse Oximetry Project (TxPOP) | Free Healthcare Provider Training 
All In A Day's Work for NBS Nurses | The Texas Newborn Admissions Notification (NAN) Project
2012 Genetics Conference | TEHDI Annual Report 

Summer 2012 – HB 411 | New Remote Data Services | SCID | 2012 Genetics Conference 
NBS Advisory Committee | Updated Brochures Available | Genetics Webinar Series

Spring 2011 (PDF) – TEHDI Program | Missing Medicaid Boxes in NBS Bloodspot Kits 
NBS Clinical Care Coordination Contact Information | Meet our New Ombudsman 
DSHS Recommended Flow for Adolescent Females with Elevated PHE Levels

Issues from 2005 to 2008

Issues from 2000 to 2004


Last updated August 29, 2019