Case Definitions for Conditions Identified by Newborn Screening Public Health Surveillance

Date: May 9, 2018

This open-access report describes the development of a core group of new case definitions, along with implications, plans for their use, and links to the definitions that were developed by panels of clinical experts. These definitions have been developed through an iterative process and are piloted in NBS programs. Consensus public health surveillance case definitions for newborn screened 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.

Sontag, M., Sarkar, D., Comeau, A., Hassell, K., Botto, L., Parad, R., Rose, S., Wintergerst, K., Smith-Whitley, K., Singh, S., Yusuf, C., Ojodu, J., Copeland, S., & Hinton, C. (2018). Case definitions for conditions identified by newborn screening public health surveillance. International Journal of Neonatal Screening, 4(2), 16.