The state of Nebraska has established its commitment to children by adding mandatory newborn screening for SCID! The Nebraska Department of Health stated, “The test which has been implemented in about 20 other states has proven to be highly sensitive and specific. The program also has a recommended protocol for when positive screen results are identified. The goal is to prevent infection until the BMST can be conducted, and to get this done by 3 months of age.”
Nebraska is now the 25th state to add SCID to its newborn screenings. Click here to read the full press release. Additional information on Nebraska’s newborn screening can be found at: www.dhhs.ne.gov/nsp.
Congratulations to Nebraska for making newborn health a top priority!