Your midwife will provide the newborn screen at 24-48 hours and at 2 weeks. You will find links below about the screening process.
Texas newborns are screened for rare, but serious genetic disorders or medical conditions. Blood samples are screened for 53 conditions that are sent the Austin state laboratory to test. Babies also receive newborn hearing screening and are screened for critical congenital heart disease before they leave the birthing facility.
Finding these conditions early can help prevent serious complications. Treatment must begin as soon as possible because many of these disorders can cause developmental delays, illness or even death.