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SCID Newborn Screening – Status of Implementation by State Map

With recent developments in the screening for SCID throughout the country, below is an updated map showing the status of implementation for the United States as of February 2013. Courtesy of the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network

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Michigan Making the Move-Toward Implementation of SCID Screening

The Michigan Department of Community Health is taking action on the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee’s October recommendation that the state include SCID among the conditions for which newborns are screened. The Department is currently forming a committee called the Michigan Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders Quality Improvement Committee (PIDQIC) with the purpose of: 1) assisting in the

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Michigan takes important step toward SCID Newborn Screening!

Marisa is the mother of an adorable 5 year-old named Jacob. From looking at Jacob you would never guess that he nearly died as an infant from SCID. On Tuesday, October 05, 2010 Michigan’s Newborn Screening Advisory Board voted unanimously to add SCID to the Michigan Newborn Screening panel. Marisa was on hand to tell

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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.

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