Newborn screening can change a baby’s life by helping health professionals make a diagnosis early and begin treatment before serious problems develop.
A baby’s newborn screening results will be ready either right after screening (for pulse hearing screening and pulse oximetry) or within five to seven days (for blood test screening). The two main types of results are normal or abnormal.
While all states require newborn screening, the number of conditions on state screening panels varies. Each state public health department determines which conditions are added to their state panel.
The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) and many partners have strongly supported and worked tirelessly toward Newborn Screening for SCID for many years.