Disorders

The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (ACHDNC), part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, recommends that all newborns be screened for 34 core disorders and 26 secondary disorders. These disorders are part of the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP), which state newborn screening programs take into careful consideration when deciding which conditions are coded on their own individual panels. The newest disorders added to the RUSP are Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD), Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), Pompe Disease, X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) and Mucopolysacchardisosis Type I (MPS I).

MPS-1 Photo: ZEISS Microscopy CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, Other photos: NIH Image Gallery CC BY-NC 2.0