Carrier Screening is About Ethnicity, Not Religion

Cultural differences mean more than celebrating different holidays or having different family recipes, they could mean a difference in genetic predispositions.

Using Genetics to Prevent Cancer

You share a lot with your family, including what can make you sick. Cascade genetic screening can help catch certain hereditary conditions in their tracks by allowing to early and preventive care.

How to Prepare for Your Child's Genetic Counseling Visit

If your pediatrician has suggested that your child see a genetic counselor, there are a number of things you can do to prepare for the appointment. This list can also apply for adults who are seeking genetic counseling themselves.

Considering Genetic Counseling for Your Child

A genetic counselor can help with genetic testing, interpreting the results, and helping you to plan your next steps, no matter the results of a test. Read on to learn morn more about visiting a genetic counselor.

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!