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Newborn Screening Ontario
Screening Results

By the Numbers

The picture below shows the approximate number of babies born in Ontario each year who have a "screen positive" result and the number of these babies who end up being diagnosed with one of the diseases screened.
 
Please hover over the three boxes at the bottom of the picture below to see how common each of these results is.
 
29
diseases tested by Newborn Screening Ontario
~140,000

babies born in Ontario each year

~139,000

babies screen negative
(low risk)

~1300

babies screen positive
(high risk)

~200

babies are true positives
(have one of the diseases)