Newborn Screening Tests by State

Newborn screening tests vary from state to state. In a nutshell:

  1. Be informed on the subject - talk with your doctor about newborn screening tests before you give birth.
  2. You should know what tests are routinely done in your state and at the hospital you’ve chosen. Some hospitals do what the state requires, while others do additional screening tests unless you request otherwise.
  3. If you would like more tests than the state or hospital are doing, ask your doctor about supplemental testing, but know that you’ll probably have to pay for it if it’s not covered by insurance (ask what the prices are for each supplemental test so you’re not surprised).
  4. If you are concerned about what your baby was screened for, ask your child's doctor for information about which tests were performed and whether further tests are recommended.

For more information about newborn screening tests, check out Baby Weekly's Newborn Screening article.

The following is a list from the National Newborn Screening and Genetic Resource Center of the standard newborn screening procedures by state. For a pdf of this list, click here.



Newborn Screener: Alabama
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Newborn Screener: Alaska
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Biotinidase deficiency, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Newborn Screener: Arizona
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease

Newborn Screener: Arkansas
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: California
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Colorado
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Cystic fibrosis, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Connecticut
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Delaware
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease

Newborn Screener: D.C.
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Sickle cell disease, Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)

Newborn Screener: Florida
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Georgia
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Tyrosinemia, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Hawaii
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Idaho
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Biotinidase deficiency

Newborn Screener: Illinois
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Indiana
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Iowa
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Newborn Screener: Kansas
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Kentucky
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Louisiana
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Maine
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Biotinidase deficiency, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD), Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Maryland
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Tyrosinemia, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Massachusetts
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Toxoplasmosis, Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD), Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Michigan
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Newborn Screener: Mississippi
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Minnesota
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Newborn Screener: Missouri
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Montana
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia

Newborn Screener: Nebraska
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Nevada
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease

Newborn Screener: New Hampshire
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Toxoplasmosis, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: New Jersey
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: New Mexico
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Newborn Screener: New York
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Human immunodeficiency disease (HIV), Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: North Carolina
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD), Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: North Dakota
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Newborn Screener: Ohio
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Homocystinuria, Sickle cell disease

Newborn Screener: Oklahoma
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Oregon
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Pennsylvania
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Maple syrup urine disease, Sickle cell disease

Newborn Screener: Rhode Island
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: South Carolina
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Hemoglobinopathy Disorders and Traits, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: South Dakota
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia

Newborn Screener: Tennessee
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease

Newborn Screener: Texas
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Utah
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Vermont
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease

Newborn Screener: Virginia
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Maple syrup urine disease, Homocystinuria, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Washington
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Sickle cell disease, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Newborn Screener: West Virginia
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Hearing screening

Newborn Screener: Wyoming
Infants must be screened for:
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Biotinidase deficiency, Sickle cell disease, Cystic fibrosis, Hearing screening

NOTE: The information provided here is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice. These tips are from doctors, nurses and people who have shared their real life advice; always check with a doctor or other appropriate medical professional you trust before making any healthcare changes.