Every child deserves a normal life.  


Both are afflicted with a disorder called Congenital Hypothyroidism or CH but only the girl underwent and is saved by newborn screening.


Blood samples are collected at the right time, right place and using the heel prick method.

welcome-imageWelcome to Newborn Screening Reference Center

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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