Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency in the United States: Lessons Learned

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Immunol Allergy Clin North Am., by MJ Dorsey et al


In the United States, significant improvement in diagnosis and outcomes for children affected with severe combined immunodeficiency has followed institution of newborn screening using an assay to measure T-cell receptor excision circles in newborn dried blood spot specimens. Key to this outcome is the avoidance of infectious complications in infants with severe combined immunodeficiency.