Category: New Jersey

New Online Learning Resource for SCID Screening: Just in Time for Newborn Screening Month

Today, newborns in most states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are screened for at least 29 conditions within the first few days after birth. Using a few drops of blood, newborn screening detects a treatable condition in about 1 in 300 babies born each year. The Newborn Screening Education project,, a joint venture between

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New Jersey Announces SCID Newborn Screening

This week the state of New Jersey has added mandatory newborn screening for SCID!  “Adding this important screening test will save the lives of babies born each year with this serious immune-deficiency,” said Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd. “The expansion of our comprehensive Newborn Screening Program will continue to improve the quality of life for

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Washington, DC and New Jersey move toward SCID Newborn Screening!

On April 19, the District of Columbia’s Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Metabolic Disorders voted to recommend the addition of SCID to the district’s newborn screening panel.  The recommendation and approval is now in the hands of the Director of the Health Department and the Healthcare Finance Committee before receiving final approval to begin screening by

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About IDF SCID Newborn Screening
Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) is a primary immunodeficiency disease. Babies with SCID appear healthy at birth, but without early treatment, most often by bone marrow transplant from a healthy donor, these infants cannot survive. It is imperative therefore that newborn screening programs are established in all 50 states.

This blog is sponsored in part by Leadiant Biosciences and PerkinElmer.

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