Screening allows for early diagnosis and treatment of disorders that can negatively affect a child’s mental and physical health for a lifetime. In some cases, these disorders can cause death if not diagnosed and treated early.
No federal laws regulate newborn blood spot screening programs. Each state adopts its own screening laws, determines policies and procedures related to screening, and operates its own screening programs. Therefore, the number of conditions that states screen for varies widely.
Wyoming newborn screening is governed by W.S. 35-4-801 through 802. You can also view the rules associated with newborn screening in Wyoming, which were last amended in August 2020. To see a list of conditions screened for in Wyoming, visit the newborn screening panel page.