Newborn Screening

All newborn babies are screened for a range of health conditions shortly after their birth. Choose from the options below to read about bloodspot screening and hearing screening services.

National Newborn Bloodspot Screening

Find out about Bloodspot Screening - All babies born in Ireland are screened for six medical conditions soon after birth. This is often called the ‘Heel Prick Test’. You can also read an update about Stored Newborn Screening Cards here.

Read our information for healthcare professionals and sample takers

Taking a sample on the screening card

Find out about Hearing Screening - Parents can read more here about the National Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.