Impact of Expanded Newborn Screening -- United States, 2006

Therrell, B.; Lorey, F.; Eaton, R.; Frazier, D.; Hoffman, G.; Boyle, C.; Green, D.; Devine, O.; Hannon, H.
September 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/19/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 37, p1012
The article reports on the impact of expanded screening of newborn infants in the U.S. using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). Newborns are being screened for selected metabolic, endocrine, hematologic and functional disorders. It was found that expanding the screening of these infants would increase the number of children identified by 32 percent.


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