Each year we examine the blood values of more than 80 000 newborns in our laboratory.

Course of screening

In the case of newborn screening, some blood is taken from the heel of every newborn in Switzerland on the fourth day of life and then dried on a filter paper.

It is then processed in the only newborn screening lab in Switzerland, in the Kinderspital Zürich (children’s hospital in Zurich), where tests are carried out according to specific criteria of the World Health Organization (WHO) for ten treatable diseases.


If you have any questions regarding test results, we ask that you get in touch with your attending physician or your attending midwife.

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