GUARDIAN is a research study that screens newborns for over 250 genetic conditions not currently screened as part of standard newborn screening.
The purpose of this study is to find babies who have these conditions so they can have the best chance to live a healthier life. For the conditions that have treatment available, it is important to start it early.
The study is free. There is no cost to you or your insurance company.
Additional blood samples are NOT needed to participate in this study.
This study is different from the Standard Newborn Screening, also known as the Newborn Screening Program. This screening is done on all babies born in the US and tests for approximately 50 different conditions. It is free and routine for every newborn.
To learn more about Standard Newborn Screening, click here.
Download a 1-page flyer about the study (English or Spanish)