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MNSP - The Maritime Newborn Screening Program Homepage

What is Newborn Screening?

To make sure that your baby gets the healthiest start in life; all newborns in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are screened for 15 or more disorders. Although most babies with these disorders look healthy at birth, they may be at risk of having serious health problems including, developmental disabilities, recurrent sickness and even death. Early detection is the key to treating these conditions right away and preventing the health problems they can cause.

What Conditions are Screened in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island?

Babies are screened for several metabolic, blood, endocrine, and immune disorders, as well as cystic fibrosis.

Click here for a complete list of disorders.

Further Forms and Information



Contact Us

  • MNBSinfo@iwk.nshealth.ca
  • (902) 470-7998 or Toll Free: 1-888-470-5888 extension 7998
  • (902) 470-6974
  • Maritime Newborn Screening Program

    IWK Health Centre (map)

    5850/5980 University Avenue

    PO Box 9700

    Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8

Order Collection Cards or Pamphlets

To order Maritime Newborn Screening Program pamphlets or collection cards, contact MNBSinfo@iwk.nshealth.ca or call 902-470-7998.