Your baby's health care provider will receive a screening report and notify you of the results. You have the right and are encouraged to ask your health care provider or nurse to explain the screening process and provide the results to you.
First, make sure your infant has a blood specimen drawn before he or she leaves the hospital and be sure the hospital has your accurate, current contact information including:
- The health care provider the baby will see after going home.
- Parent name, address and phone number.
- Emergency name and phone number of someone other than the baby's parents.
If your infant was born at home, make sure your midwife, health care provider or health department conducts the screenings.
If you have questions about newborn screening and your infant's health, contact your infant's health care provider or the Department for Public Health Newborn Screening Program.
Act quickly if your health care provider contacts you about repeat tests or the need for a medical evaluation.
The parent resources section of this website provides links to brochures and information on the diseases included in Kentucky's Newborn Screening.