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Helping babies get started on the right foot


The Newborn Screening (NBS) Program screens infants born in Wisconsin for 47 disorders, hearing loss, and critical congenital heart disease (CCHD).





Pompe disease Emergency Rule

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has added, by emergency rule, screening for Pompe disease to the Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program’s panel of conditions. This rule will go into effect once it is published in the Wisconsin State Journal, which is expected to occur on January 10, 2022.

For more information on this rule and Pompe disease, please read this joint WI DHS and WSLH letter.



Unsatisfactory Specimens Report Format Changes

NOTIFICATION: As of October 9, 2021, the report format for unsatisfactory specimens will be reformatted. For more information, please read this letter.




Newborn Screening Courier


In 2019, the WSLH elected to use UPS for their courier of NBS specimens. You can log into a UPS web portal (https://row.ups.com) to ship newborn screening specimens from your location to WSLH.

If you experience any difficulty with the portal, please call either:

  • WSLH Newborn Screening Laboratory
    • 608-262-6547
  • UPS Enterprise Support Team
    • 800-877-1497
    • Provide the WSLH NBS UPS account number

For updates to your account information, please email us at:


The Wisconsin Newborn Screening website is dedicated to promoting and encouraging the sharing of knowledge, communication and resources with healthcare agencies, families, and anyone else interested in NBS for the benefit of babies born in Wisconsin.


For more information on:

  • Newborn blood screening, please call the Newborn
    Screening Laboratory at 608-262-6547.

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