Virginia Newborn Screening Program

The Virginia Newborn Screening Program is composed of several service-programs including Dried Blood Spot Testing, Critical Congenital Heart Disease, Early Hearing Intervention and Detection, and VaCARES Birth Defects Surveillance. Every infant born in Virginia will receive testing, appropriate follow-up, and referrals as needed by VDH central office staff and partners to assist achieving optimal health through early diagnosis and treatment.