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.

Newborn Bloodspot Screening

All babies born in Ireland are screened for 9 medical conditions soon after birth. This is often called the ‘Heel Prick'. 

Read more about newborn bloodspot screening

Read our information for healthcare professionals and sample takers

For general newborn bloodspot screening queries please contact This email address cannot be used regarding queries on newborn bloodspot screening samples or results, please contact your local Public Health Nurse or the National Newborn Bloodspot Screening Laboratory at

Newborn Hearing Screening

Read about Newborn Hearing Screening

For any queries on newborn hearing screening please contact