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US experts urge more neonatal screening for genetic disorders

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7471.876-d (Published 14 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:876
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    All newborn babies in the United States should be screened at birth for 30 detectable and treatable disorders, says a report of the American College of Medical Genetics. Babies should also be screened for 25 other disorders that are not now treatable but that may be in the future, making it important for their parents and doctors to know about.

    Tandem mass spectrometry from a blood spot from the baby's heel makes it …

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