Quality Indicators

Quality Indicator 7: Percent of disorders detected by newborn screening with a confirmed diagnosis by an appropriate medical professional

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Purpose: To determine the percentage of each disorder detected by newborn screening for each state.

a) Birth prevalence of disorders detected by newborn screening with a confirmed diagnosis by an appropriate medical professional, reported by disorder.

b) Percent of disorders detected from the first dried blood spot specimen with a confirmed diagnosis by an appropriate medical professional, reported by disorder.1

c) Percent of disorders detected from a subsequent dried blood spot specimen with a confirmed diagnosis by an appropriate medical professional, reported by disorder.1

d) In two screen states, percent of disorders detected by the second newborn screen with a confirmed diagnosis by an appropriate medical professional physician (dried blood spot test only), reported by disorder.

Screening Data for Denominators:

  • a) Number of newborns, born in your state that received:
    • i. A dried blood spot screen whose specimen was received at your state's newborn screening laboratory, reported by disorder.2
    • ii. A critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) screen.
  • b) Total number of infants born in your state with a confirmed diagnosis of a disorder on your state's newborn screening panel by an appropriate medical professional, reported by disorder.3
  • c) Total number of infants born in your state with a confirmed diagnosis of a disorder on your state's newborn screening panel by an appropriate medical professional, reported by diosrder.3
  • d) Total number of infants born in your state with a confirmed disagnosis of a disorder on your state's newborn screening panel by an appropriate medical professional, reported by disorder.3

Footnotes:

  1. Individual cases of early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) are not collected in the NewSTEPs Repository.
  2. All newborns from 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.
  3. Data are pulled from the cases entered into the NewSTEPs Repository. The denominator is calculated as the summation of all cases from your state with a confirmed diagnosis entered into the repository for each disorder.