Metabolic Genetics and Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening

Effective July 1, 2009, Arkansas implemented advanced newborn screening. As of this date, all newborns in the state receive screening by tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) which covers over 25 metabolic disorders of amino acids, organic acids and fatty acids.

In addition, newborns are screened for:

This program has several integrated components that represent a collaborative effort among multiple agencies to make a seamless flow of screening, confirmatory testing, contact, management and follow up. The major components of this program include:


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