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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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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

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SCID Newborn Screening Updates

There have been so many recent updates with the campaign to have universal SCID newborn screening, that it seemed helpful to make a comprehensive list of the current status of states where we know IDF volunteers are active on the SCID Newborn Screening Campaign in order to keep everyone up to date. States and Territories

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SCID Newborn Screening in the Land of 10,000 Lakes!

Minnesota’s Newborn Screening Advisory Committee took the monumental step Tuesday, October 5, of formally recommending the addition of SCID to the state’s newborn screening panel!  Kathy Antilla, Director of Education and Volunteer Development at IDF, was on hand to provide this statement after the Committee’s vote: ________________________________________________________________________________________   Thank you for giving me the opportunity

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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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