September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month, and Baby's First Test, along with organizations, states, providers, and families across the nation, celebrate the month by helping raise awareness about newborn screening.
Newborn screening is a public health program that tests spots of blood from all newborns for certain conditions that are not noticeable at the time of birth, but that can cause serious disability or even death if not treated quickly. Infants with these conditions may seem perfectly healthy and frequently come from families with no previous history of a condition.