Timing of Specimen Collection for Newborn Screening

In 2010, the Nova Scotia Newborn Screening Service, now the Maritime Newborn Screening Program, introduced new guidelines for the timing of newborn screening specimens. Also, in some situations additional information will be required to interpret the screening results. These changes align the newborn screening in Nova Scotia with other screening programs in the country and are based on recent recommendations from the Newborn Screening Service Advisory Committee.