Newborn test and screening

In Australia, all babies are given the Newborn Screening Test, a simple and free blood test to search for rare but important medical disorders that can affect normal development. Early diagnosis means that treatment can be started immediately and serious intellectual and/or physical disability prevented. Find out more about the Newborn Screening Test here.



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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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