Pressure mounts to expand screening of US newborns

Guthrie, Patricia
July 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/5/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 1, p22
Academic Journal
Reports on the recommendation issued by the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children to require states to screen newborn infants in the U.S. in 2005. Screening required by the state of Connecticut among newborns; Status of newborn screening in the U.S.; Role of tandem mass spectrometry in screening infants; Efforts of federal agencies regarding newborn screening.


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