Newborn Screening



The State Hygienic Laboratory Maternal Screening and Newborn Screening programs help give babies the best possible start in life. The Iowa Maternal Prenatal Screening Program – based in Coralville – and the Iowa Neonatal Metabolic Screening Program – based in Ankeny – are part of the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Center for Congenital and Inherited Disorders. The Hygienic Laboratory is the designated testing facility for both programs.

In addition to IDPH, the Laboratory partners with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, which provides physician consultation, counseling and follow-up services.