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Genomics and Newborn Screening

 To promote, protect, and improve the health of identified Hoosier babies with genetic conditions and birth defects.


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

National Nurses Appreciation Month the GNBS team would like to thank all Hoosier nurses for the compassion that shows through their work, the expertise in healthcare they maintain and the trust that they provide. The year 2020 was also designated as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Organization (WHO) in recognition of the contributions they make, and the risks associated with nursing shortages.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Because of you, we live in a happier, healthier world.

American Academy of Pediatrics - ISDH encourages healthcare providers and other GNBS stakeholders to review the Guidance on Newborn Screening During COVID-19 and other related critical updates on health care for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on GNBS and COVID-19, view our Spring Newsletter.

Three NBS Conditions will be added to the IN NBS Panel in 2020- Senate Bill 41 was signed 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 heel stick 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 shared inbox ISDHNBS@isdh.IN.gov.


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Page last revised on 05/12/2020