A set of case definitions has been developed by the newborn screening community to facilitate common classifications for diagnoses across programs for all of the core newborn screening conditions. These definitions have been developed through an iterative process by experts in state newborn screening programs. They have also been piloted in newborn screening programs and integrated into the NewSTEPs Data Repository. Consensus public health surveillance case definitions for newborn screening disorders will allow for consistent categorization and tracking of short and long-term follow-up of identified newborns at the local, regional and national levels.
This case definition toolkit includes the purpose of case definitions, a letter of introduction for medical providers to assist in obtaining diagnostic information, lessons learned from pilot testing, a list of time critical disorders and definitions for medical intervention and diagnosis by disorder.
Download the following case import templates:
Save the case import template csv file to your desktop
Insert the case data into the appropriate fields in the appropriate template. See Supporting Documents link below
Select the “Choose File” button under the case import template to locate the corresponding file on your hard drive
Select the “Submit” button