WCAX Health Watch: How Vermont screens newborns for disorders

Roger Eaton, PhD, executive director of the New England Newborn Screening program based at ForHealth Consulting and associate professor of pediatrics at UMass Chan Medical School, was featured in a health segment on Vermont’s WCAX-TV about how newborns are screened for disorders.

A blood sample taken between 24 and 48 hours after birth is screened for a series of core and secondary conditions. These screenings can reveal abnormal results for dozens of conditions, but additional screening needs to be done before a diagnosis can be made.

View the news segment on WCAX.