Newborn screening is done shortly after birth to look for rare but treatable diseases. Finding diseases early through screening can prevent serious health problems and save lives.
Every baby is at risk. About 1 out of every 350 babies born in Ontario have a disease that screening looks for. These babies usually seem healthy and have no history of the disease in their family.
If you are looking to learn about newborn screening, you have come to the right place! In this section of our website, you will learn about the basics of newborn screening and the process of screening in Ontario, Canada.