Updates in Newborn Screening

Pediatr Ann. 2018 May 1;47(5):e187-e190. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20180426-01.


Newborn screening in the United States is an important public health measure to provide early detection for specified disorders when early treatment is both possible and beneficial. As technology improves, newborn screening can be offered for many more conditions. In the past 10 years, screening has expanded to include severe combined immunodeficiency, congenital heart disease, lysosomal storage disease, and X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. This article reviews the current state of newborn screening with updates on recent developments. [Pediatr Ann. 2018;47(5):e187-e190.].

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Neonatal Screening / methods*
  • Neonatal Screening / trends*
  • United States