Minnesota screening newborns for SCID!

The Minnesota Department of Health – Public Health Laboratory and the Minnesota Laboratory System has posted a message on their website to update laboratories on the addition of SCID to their newborn screening panels. Beginning with samples received on January 7, 2013, all newborn screening blood spots taken have been tested for SCID!

You can read the lab alert  at http://www.health.state.mn.us/mls/LabAlerts/130110MLSSCIDUpdate.pdf

To learn more about the IDF SCID Newborn Screening Campaign and how you can get involved in your own state, check out the website: http://primaryimmune.org/patients-and-families/idf-scid-initiative/idf-scid-newborn-screening-campaign