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Newborn Screening and Genetics

Each year the Newborn Screening Program tests approximately 250,0000 samples  from nearly 240,000 newborns. Each sample is screened for 50 disorders.

NYMAC is the New York Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Genetic and Newborn Screening Services. This group ensures that individuals with heritable disorders and their families have access to quality care and appropriate genetic expertise and information in a region which includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health is the lead institution for this project.