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Genomics and Newborn Screening

 Our mission is 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


Lysosomal storage disorders added to Indiana newborn screening panel July 1, 2020- Senate Bill 41 was signed into law on March 25th, 2019. This will add three more conditions to the IN newborn screening panel. The panel will now include Krabbe disease, Pompe disease and Hurler Syndrome (MPS-1). This will increase the current number of conditions screened via heel stick screening to over 50 conditions.. Screening will begin on July 1, 2020. For more information about this program update, click here.

With the addition of these screens, we will also have a newborn screening fee increase also beginning on July 1. The $100 newborn screening fee will increase to $115 and allows the program to not only screen for more conditions but also provide follow-up and wrap-around services, such as confirmatory testing, genetic counseling and other healthcare needs for those detected conditions.

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.

COVID-19 NBS Updates from the 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.

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. Now, we have adpated and are offering virtual outreach and facility-specific one-on-ones. 

If your facility could benefit from a newborn screening refresher presentation, or other educational outreach, please reach out to our GNBS Education Specialist at AHendrick@isdh.IN.gov.


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Page last revised on 06/26/2020