Who is Eligible for Early Check?
New babies around the country receive standard screening tests for rare health conditions.
Early Check is a special opportunity for babies to get additional screening tests. And it’s free.
You can join Early Check if:
your baby is less than one month old and
your baby was born in North Carolina.
Taking part in Early Check is up to you.
Each family that takes part in the study moves us one step closer to finding better ways to identify health conditions early, establish treatments, and identify support services for babies and families affected by these serious health conditions.
Non-birthing parents may be able to sign up for Early Check.
- Early Check identifies a newborn’s blood sample for screening using the birth mother’s information. If the birth mother is a legal guardian, she needs to sign up, but we ask both parents to decide.
- If you are the legal guardian, and the birth mother does not or will not have custody of the baby, contact us so we can answer questions or help you sign up.