Quality Indicators

Quality Indicator 6: Percent of infants with an out-of-range newborn screen result requiring clinical diagnostic workup by an appropriate medical professional, reported by disorder category1,2

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Purpose: To determine the percentage of infants with an out-of-range newborn screen result requiring further clinical diagnostic workup by a health care professional, reported by disorder category.1,2

Screening Data for Denominators:

  • i. Number of newborns, born in your state that received a dried blood spot screen whose specimen was received at your newborn screening laboratory.3
  • ii. Number of newborns, born in your state that received a critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) screen.
  • iii. Number of newborns, born in your state that received an early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) screen.

Footnotes:

  1. In the NewSTEPs Repository, state profiles will collect information regarding what screening protocols each NBS program uses for NICU infants.
  2. A list of disorder categories can be found in Appendix A: Glossary of Terms in the QI Source Document.
  3. All newborns for whom a specimen was received, whether acceptable or unacceptable should be included in this count. This does not include refusals, deaths or blank specimen cards.