Following up on Positive Newborn Screening Results

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), by Uttam Garg, et al

WHAT DISORDERS DO NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAMS TYPICALLY INCLUDE?

While there are no universal criteria for selecting disorders for newborn screening programs, there is consensus that included disorders should have a relatively high frequency in the general population, a well-defined natural history, and high mortality and morbidity rates when left untreated. Importantly, effective treatments and tests for these disorders should also be available.