Pediatric Screening Part II- Developmental Screening

Developmental screenings compare your child to norms for children of the same age. These screenings are non-invasive and can help parents and pediatricians identify any developmental delays a child may be having.

Pediatric Screening Part I-Hearing, Language, and Vision

As children grow and develop, parents and pediatricians should look out for certain markers of proper growth and development. Pediatric screening helps make sure that children can grow up to lead full and happy lives. 

Be Bold Wear Gold!

The newborn screening program marked its 50th anniversary in September of 2013. In honor of this monumental event, Baby’s First Test launched a campaign to spread the word about the importance of newborn screening.

What if my child receives a diagnosis after follow-up testing?

Receiving a diagnosis after follow up testing can be very scary, but a healthcare provider will be able to help parents and family plan a course of action to give their baby a full and happy life.

Which Conditions Are Screened For in Each State?

Newborn screening is a state-based public health program. Some conditions are screened for in all or most states, but there are some significant differenences among the states.

What Is Newborn Screening? Part 2

Why do babies need newborn screening and what does it mean if the results are abnormal? Read on to learn more!

What Is Newborn Screening? Part I

What does newborn screening test for, and why do babies need to be screened? What does screening look like and how does it work? Read on for the answers to these questions and more. 

Screening Through the Life Course

Introducing the Genes in Life spotlight on screening through the life course! For the next two months, the Genes In Life Blog will cover newborn screening, pediatric screening, and cascade screening. Keep checking back for more!

Whole Genome Sequencing and Newborns

A post from our sponsor, Claritas Genomics on the use of whole genome sequencing with newborns.

Incidental Findings in Whole Genome Sequencing

What are incidental findings? Why are they creating such controversy? And how should are standard practices being created?