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Expanded Newborn Screening Recommended By HHS Advisory Committee

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

HHS is one step closer to establishing national guidelines advising which tests should be added to state-mandated newborn screening programs

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A nationally-mandated newborn screening program for 29 heritable diseases could benefit individual states, according to an FDL-1HHS advisory panel report released March 8 in the Federal Register

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HHS newborn screening panel: Recommendation that all newborns be screened for 29 rare medical conditions will be discussed when the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders & Genetic Diseases in Newborn & Children convenes April 21-22 in Washington, D.C. A report elucidating the proposed recommendations will be published the week of Feb. 28 in the Federal Register, with comments due the week of May 1. The committee has dropped a test for G6PD deficiency from the recommended test panel, citing insufficient evidence to justify screening (1"The Gray Sheet" Sept. 27, 2004, p. 6)...

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