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Genomics and Newborn Screening

What is the Genomics and Newborn Screening Program?

The Genomics and Newborn Screening Program (GNBS) is an ISDH program that houses the Indiana Birth Defects and Problems Registry (IBDPR) and is responsible for ensuring timely and quality newborn screening occurs for each and every Hoosier baby. Visit our IBDPR and Newborn Screening pages for more information.





Important Updates for Genomics and Newborn Screening Stakeholders

The NBDPN Birth Defects Prevention Month 2020 Toolkit has been released- ISDH encourages health advocates as well as the general public to be active participants during Birth Defects Prevention Month (BDPM). You can now find the 2020 National Birth Defect Prevention Month Toolkit among other resources on our Birth Defect Prevention page.

Three NBS Conditions will be added to the IN NBS Panel in 2020- Senate Bill 41 was singed into law on March 25th, 2019. This will add three more conditions to the IN NBS panel including Krabbe disease, Pompe disease and Hurler Syndrome (MPS-1). This will increase the current 47 conditions tested to contain 50 conditions screened via heelstick screening. Screening will begin on July 1, 2020. For more information about Senate Bill 41 please visit http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/senate/41.

If you have any questions or additional need of support in implementing this change, please contact us at our shared inbox ISDHNBS@isdh.IN.gov.

Birthing Facility Outreach Initiative - Our GNBS Education Specialist began traveling to Indiana Birthing Facilities in September of 2019 to educate our newborn screening teams across the state. If your facility could benefit from a newborn screening refresher presentation, or other educational outreach, please reach out to our share inbox ISDHNBS@isdh.IN.gov.

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Page last revised on 01/13/2020