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Newborn Screening Update

As of July 2008, all 50 states within the United States as well as Washington D.C. and Guam are screening for CAH at birth. Additionally, half of all Canadian provinces include CAH testing in their newborn screening programs.

United States

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas*
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana**
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming
*Screening is approved but not yet implemented
**(through pilot program-optional for $4.00)

Canada

Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
Ontario
North West Territories
Nunavut (West)

International

Internationally, the status of screening for CAH varies greatly. Within the following countries, CAH screening is available but in many cases it is neither mandated nor universal:

Argentina
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
India
Israel
Italy
Korea
Libya
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Peru
Philippines
Portugal
Quatar
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Source: Perkin Elmer

In those provinces and countries that do not have newborn screening for CAH or have not yet implemented it, concerned residents can make an impact. To learn more, please visit our Newborn Screening Advocacy page.