NEWBORN SCREENING

The introduction of tandem mass spectrometry in the last decade has widely reduced the costs and increased the efficiency of administrative processes associated with newborn screening in the United States. As state programs have begun to overcome diagnostic, procedural, and coordinative challenges, they have been faced with a new set of public concerns over the diseases for which testing should be conducted, informed consent, privacy and the retention of blood samples for biomedical research.

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