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Before every baby goes home from the nursery, he or she has a small amount of blood taken from his or her heel. This is called a heelstick. The blood from the heelstick is used to test for a specific group of conditions. If anything concerning is found, the Newborn Screening Laboratory contacts the baby’s doctor.
Below is a complete list of conditions included in Indiana's heelstick. Links have been provided for some of the conditions below, for information on conditions without links please ask your health care providor.
For a list of resources for families of children with newborn screening conditions, please click here.
3. Sickle cell anemia (includes testing for S/C anemia & beta-thalassemia)
Amino Acid (AA) Disorders (includes urea cycle disorders) (en espanõl)
4. Arginase deficiency (argininemia)
5. Argininosuccinic aciduria
6. Biopterin cofactor defects
7. Citrullinemia (CIT type I)
8. Citrin deficiency (CIT type II)
9. Homocystinuria (HCY) (en español)
12. Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) (en español)
13. Phenylketonuria (PKU) (en español)
14. Tyrosinemia type I
15. Tyrosinemia type II
16. Tyrosinemia type III
Includes testing for galactosemia D/G variant & other galactosemia variants (en español)
Click here to read the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practice for the ISDH Newborn Screening Program.
Click here to read the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practice (en espanõl)