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The Connecticut Newborn Screening Network is a statewide network that responds to all reports of infants who have a newborn screen that is flagged as out of range.
Newborn screening is one of, if not the most effective of all screening programs – providing families with answers to questions, timely diagnoses, and immediate access to high-quality and potentially life-saving medical care, when needed. Connecticut Children’s innovative approach through the Connecticut Newborn Screening Network takes newborn screening to a new level.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health selected Connecticut Children’s to develop and oversee the Connecticut Newborn Screening Network after reviewing proposals submitted by a field of health systems. Since its launch in May 2018, the Network has revolutionized newborn screening in Connecticut by building a system that reduces the time families wait for a diagnosis, provides a vital link between families and providers once a diagnosis takes place, and ensures long-term follow up care so children have every opportunity to thrive.
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Nurses perform a heel stick on every newborn to collect a few spots of blood on a paper card, which goes to the state laboratory for screening of about 70 rare genetic conditions. Here is a look at the Network’s impact:
The Connecticut Newborn Screening Network overseen by Connecticut Children’s has received national recognition from leading newborn screening and maternal child health organizations.
Newborn screens are performed at hospitals throughout the state. Follow-up services are provided at Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care clinics in Hartford, Farmington, Danbury or Shelton, or at Yale New Haven Hospital.
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You can schedule most appointments online, but in some cases, you may need to call the specialty to schedule.
You can schedule most follow-up appointments in MyChart, but in some cases, you may need to call the specialty to schedule.
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