Are you or someone you know expecting? You can ensure your baby has the best chance at a healthy start to life through Supplemental NBS.
States vary in the diseases they screen for at birth, and no state includes all possible diseases in its NBS Program.
To find out what diseases your state screens for, visit – Baby’s First Test.
Through Supplemental Newborn Screening, your child can be screened for Krabbe, ALD, and several more diseases no matter where they are born.
PerkinElmer Genetics, Inc. provides the following Supplemental NBS Packets to Hunter’s Hope at a significantly reduced cost, which we pass on to you:
- $100 – StepOne® / LSD Newborn Screening Packet (Recommended) – includes over 60 diseases and the LSD Packet, which includes Krabbe Disease. As of August 1, 2022 this packet will include newborn screening for Krabbe Disease, Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). For the full list of diseases screened for in this packet, please click here.
- $50 – Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSD Only Packet) includes Krabbe, Fabry, Gaucher, Pompe, Hurler Syndrome and Niemann-Pick A/B
What to Expect
Once you receive your packet, review the enclosed instructions carefully and discuss your plan to use a Supplemental Newborn Screening Packet with your physician and your baby’s pediatrician prior to your delivery.
Take your SNBS packet with you to the hospital at the time of delivery and let your nurse know you want to be present when your baby’s newborn screening is done.
With one heel prick, a healthcare professional can take a small sample of blood and place it on the absorbent filter paper located in the packet, while also taking a similar sample for the state’s newborn screening test.
After the sample is collected, you or another family member will ship the packet back to PerkinElmer using the provided envelope.
Hunter’s Hope remains committed to advocating for every state to screen for all treatable diseases; but in the meantime, you can ensure your newborn is screened for over 60 diseases through Supplemental Newborn Screening.
If you are located outside of the U.S and are interested in Supplemental Newborn Screening, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.