Newborn Screening Centers Print

The RA 9288 defines the establishment and accreditation of Newborn Screening Centers (NSC).

Newborn Screening Center is a facility equipped with a newborn laboratory that complies with the standards established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Philippines, and provides all required laboratory tests and recall/follow-up programs for newborns with heritable conditions.

Presently, there are seven operational NSCs in the country:

1. Newborn Screening Center - NIH at the University of the Philippines Manila

2. Newborn Screening Center - Visayas located at West Visayas State University Medical Center, Iloilo City

3. Newborn Screening Center - Mindanao located at the Southern Philippines Medical Center, Davao City

4. Newborn Screening Center - Central Luzon in Angeles City, Pampanga

5. Newborn Screening Center - Southern Luzon in Tanauan City, Batangas

6. Newborn Screening Center - Northern Luzon in Batac City, Ilocos Norte

7.Newborn Screening Center - Central Visayas located at Eversley Childs Sanitarium and General Hospital, Cebu City