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Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening (NBS) is a public health funded system for testing newborn babies for a number of rare conditions, many of which result in physical and intellectual problems if they are not treated promptly. NBS is offered to all babies born in Australia with varying state wide programs.

The NSW Newborn Screening Programme

Provides more details about what conditions are tested for and how the testing is done.

Last updated: May 29, 2014