Metabolic Genetics and 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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