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You may be looking for a baby’s newborn screening results or trying to make sense of them.
Screening results show if a baby is at higher or lower risk for the diseases, but cannot confirm or rule out a disease. In other words, newborn screening is not diagnostic.
This section of our website will help you understand newborn screening test results and show you how to request them.
If you are unable to find what you are looking for or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Babies who screen positive for a disease on the blood spot portion of the newborn screen are referred to specialists in their region for follow-up testing, evaluation and care.
Newborn screening results show whether a baby has a high or low chance to have a disease.
There are three possible results from the newborn screening test.
Results from the newborn screening blood test are routinely sent to the hospital or midwifery practice who ordered the test but can also be ordered here.
Information about the different diseases tested by Newborn Screening Ontario.