The Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network is working to increase awareness of Newborn Screening and Genetics within the region. Our Newborn Screening and Genetics pages will provide you with information and resources about genetic diseases included in the newborn screen, managing newborn screening abnormal results (disease and carrier states), review of the primary care provider's role in caring for newborns with genetic diseases diagnosed by newborn screen and genetics and the family.
To help ensure babies will be as healthy as possible all New York State babies are tested shortly after birth for selected metabolic, hematologic and other genetic and congenital diseases.
The goal is early identification of children at increased risk for these conditions. Early identification allows for prompt initiation of medical treatment that can avert metabolic crises and prevent irreversible neurological and developmental sequelae.
NYMAC [New York-Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Genetic and Newborn Screening Services] was established in September 2004 as one of seven regional collaboratives in the United States funded by the Genetic Services Branch of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)'s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The charge of this group is to develop a regional approach to address the maldistribution of genetic resources in the New York – Mid-Atlantic 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. Click here for more information on NYMAC
New York State Department of Health
Wadsworth Center, Room E-297A
Empire State Plaza
P.O. Box 509
Albany, NY 12201-0509
Phone: (518) 486-2215
Fax: (518) 473-1733
Endocrine Center (914) 366-3400
Hemoglobinopathy Center - (914) 347-6970
Genetic Disorders/Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Center - (914) 493-7585
Inherited Metabolic Disease Center - (914) 304-5300
Infectious Diseases Center - (914) 493-8333
LHVPN AAP Genetics Visiting Professor Grand Rounds Presentation
Dr. David Kronn GVP Advances in Newborn Screening 2008.ppt