Pilot Newborn Screening for Sanfilippo Type A, B Launches in New York

Pilot Newborn Screening for Sanfilippo Type A, B Launches in New York

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Pilot Newborn Screening for Sanfilippo Type A, B Launches in New York

The U.S.’ largest pilot newborn screening program for multiple disorders, including Sanfilippo syndrome type A and type B, has launched across eight hospitals in New York. The new screening test — called ScreenPlus – will expand the current newborn testing program to include 14 additional disorders not currently on New York state’s routine infant screening panel. The test is performed using a drop of dried blood. The blood is collected by pricking an infant’s heel…

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