Considerations in choosing screening conditions: One (US) approach

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The lack of a national policy on newborn screening (NBS) in the United States has resulted in 51 state-specific NBS policies (including 50 states and the District of Columbia). In 2000, a working group of the American Academy of Pediatrics provided a national NBS blueprint for the future. Using this guidance, the Health Resources and Services Administration contracted with the American College of Medical Genetics to: (i) develop a decision-making algorithm for states to use in selecting conditions for screening panels, and (ii) recommend a panel of tests to guide states in their screening requirements. This report outlines and summarises the processes and outcomes leading to the current NBS recommendations in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
Issue number12 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008


  • Newborn screening
  • Paediatrics
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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