The Newborn Screening Reference Center (NSRC) is an office under the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of the Philippines Manila created under RA 9288.

NSRC provides technical assistance to the DOH-NIH network in reaching the ultimate goal of screening Filipino newborns for common life-threatening heritable disorders. NSRC provides information and resources in the area of newborn screening to benefit health professionals, the public health community, consumers and government officials.

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Newborn Screening
not done at birth

Positive for Congenital Hypothyroidism
No physical signs at birth
Not treated immediately
14-year old retarded boy

Newborn Screening
done at birth

Positive for Congenital Hypothyroidism
Treated immediately
Normal 7-year old girl