This page contains many links and resources to assist you in screening for medical conditions in your newborn. If you are unsure where to start, consider looking through the resources tab. Additionally, feel free to contact the Colorado genetic navigator at Coloradogenetic@gmail.com.Colorado Newborn Screening Program (NBS)
Contact this group if/when:
- You need NBS (newborn screening) results
- Your doctor has told you your child has a positive newborn screen and you are having trouble seeing a specialist/follow-up
- To get lab records for proof of condition when applying for SSI and Medicaid
- For assistance with medical records
*Having all your child’s medical records is very useful as doctors and clinics often want lab and medical records before seeing a child. It is especially useful if a family moves to another state and has to reestablish care.
Colorado Newborn Screening Program
Newborn screening | Department of Public Health & Environment (colorado.gov)
Phone (alt.): 303-691-4026
*In this state, babies undergo a second screening step when they are around two weeks old. This second screening usually happens in a health care provider’s office. It can help find babies who have conditions that are hard to detect in the first days of life but that still benefit from early treatment or intervention.
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Newborn Screening Laboratory (general questions or to obtain copy of NBS results)
Phone number: 303-692-3670
Colorado EHDI Screening
Colorado EHDI Screening Website
Children’s Hospital Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045
Main Hospital 720-777-1234
Genetics and Inherited Metabolic Diseases 303-724-2370
Special Care Clinic 720-777-6739
Developmental Pediatrics 720-777-6630
Newborn Screening (NBS)
Newborn screening includes a series of screenings: Some examples include blood spot screening, pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease, and hearing screening.
***Note that there is more to screening than just the examples listed here. Newborn screening (NBS) is an interconnected system of organizations, programs, and experts who work together to make sure that caregivers and health professionals have the information they need to understand NBS and know where to find more information when needed.
Professional and Medical Organizations
ActSheets (guide & resources for healthcare providers)