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Genomics and Newborn Screening

The Genomics and Newborn Screening Program (GNBS) is a program within the Indiana Department of Health that houses both the Indiana Birth Defects and Problems Registry (IBDPR) and the Newborn Screening Program. The GNBS Program is responsible for ensuring timely and quality newborn screening occurs for each and every Hoosier baby.

View the Genomics and Newborn Screening Program Timeline!

Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health of identified Hoosier newborns with genetic conditions and birth defects. GNBS envisions a state that values and acknowledges genetics in healthcare by offering Hoosier newborns, children, and their families equitable resources and opportunities to reach their health potential.

Newborn Screening Results

To request newborn screening results, including NCAA sickle cell trait results, visit the NBS Result page for Families or Providers.

Subscribe to Receive Email Updates

Click here and sign up to receive emails from the GNBS program when there are updated newsletters, resources and educational opportunities available!

Program Updates

01/2023: Newborn Screening Monthly Summary Reporting Webinar! The NBS Reporting Coordinator hosted a webinar to walk through the process for entering MSRs. Click here to view a recording of the webinar! The NBS MSR Webinar will be a recurring, quarterly event, with the next session being held in April 2023. Sign up to receive email updates to be notified when registration opens!

01/2023:  January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month! The CDC recognizes January as National Birth Defects Awareness Month. This is a time to raise awareness about birth defects and highlight efforts to improve the health of people living with these conditions across their lifespans. Join the nationwide effort to raise awareness of birth defects and their impact on children, parents, and families. This year we are focused on developing steps of your journey to parenthood! To learn more about birth defects please visit our Birth Defect Information webpage. #HealthyCommunitiesHealthyBabies

12/2022: The Winter 2022 GNBS Newsletter is now available. This edition of the GNBS Newsletter promotes the Labor of Love Summit held on Thursday, December 8th. The newsletter also reflects on GNBS program activities throughout 2022 and shares forecasted efforts to be carried out in 2023.