Newborn Screening

ACOG Guidelines

Committee Opinion 616, Newborn Screening and the Role of the Obstetrician-Gynecologist

Patient Education

Genetic Disorders – This Patient Education Pamphlet is available in English (members only) and Spanish (members and non-members). This pamphlet is also available for purchase.

These Tests Could Save Your Baby’s Life: Newborn Screening Tests – This Patient Education Fact Sheet is available for members and non-members in English

Additional Resources

Conditions Screened by State – This database by Baby's First Test provides individual state screening information.

Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children – This Committee was established to reduce morbidity and mortality in newborns and children who have, or are at risk for, heritable disorders.

Genetics eModule – Developed by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in collaboration with ACOG, this eModule covers a variety of genetics topics and allows participants to earn up to 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

National Newborn Screening and Global Resource Center (NNSGRC) – This link serves as an independent U.S. national resource center for newborn screening.

Newborn Screening – These resources provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) promote comprehensive care through medical homes for children born with very rare inherited disorders diagnosed through newborn screening.

Newborn Screening ACT Sheets and Confirmatory Algorithms – Designed by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), ACTion (ACT) sheets describe the short-term actions a health professional should follow if an infant has screened positive for a condition, and algorithms present an overview of the basic steps involved in determining the final diagnosis in the infant.

Newborn Screening for CCHD – These frequently asked questions from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides information and resources regarding critical congenital heart defect (CCHD).

Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects – This article by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the importance of newborn screening for critical congenital heart defect (CCHD).


Please contact


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998