Case Definitions

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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.