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.

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

Hearing Screening

Read about Newborn Hearing Screening