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.
Babies are screened for several metabolic, blood, endocrine, and immune disorders, as well as cystic fibrosis.
Maritime Newborn Screening Program
IWK Health Centre (map)
5850/5980 University Avenue
PO Box 9700
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8