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Newborn screening

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Newborn screening
Newborn blood spot test
Newborn blood spot cards explained
Newborn blood spot screening FAQs
Newborn hearing screening
Newborn physical examination

Your baby will be offered some screening tests in their first 6 to 8 weeks to check for problems such as with their hearing, hips or eyes.

Babies are offered screening tests because finding any problems early on can improve their health and prevent severe disability or even death.

Page last reviewed: 12/07/2021
Next review due: 12/07/2024