DC Newborn Screening

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Within the DMV, which newborn screening program screens for the most conditions?

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Maryland, at 56. The District screens for 41 conditions, and Virginia comes in last, at 31. Conditions are added periodically. Some experts would like to see a uniform newborn screening panel implemented across the U.S.

To see the list of conditions where you are, see http://www.babysfirsttest.org/newborn-screening/states.

Kemper AR, et al. Decision-making process for conditions nominated to the recommended uniform
screening panel: Statement of the US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children. Genet Med 2014;16:183.