Newborn Screening is a state public health service that ensures all babies born in and outside of a hospital are tested for certain serious genetic conditions at birth. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Area Service Center (ASC), designated by the Genetic Disease Screening Program of the California Department of Public Health, helps to facilitate prompt diagnosis and treatment of infants identified by screening to be at risk for a disorder. In California, the Newborn Screening Program screens for over 80 genetic disorders in the following disorder groups: metabolic, endocrine, hemoglobin, cystic fibrosis and severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). The UCLA ASC serves the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and the northern area of Los Angeles County.
Newborn Screening Area Service Center designation and funding are provided by the California Department of Public Health, Genetic Disease Screening Program.
Learn more about the Newborn Screening Program:
- About Us
- Area Service Center Symposium
- Information for Parents
- Information for Providers
- Additional Resources
UCLA Newborn Screening Area Service Center
11726 San Vicente Blvd., STE 200
Los Angeles, CA 90049-5045