COVID-19 NBS Response: Disorder Specific

Date: July 2020

COVID-19 Disorder Specific Challenges, Practices and Resources: (refer to the COVID-19 web page


Practices Challenges Resources/Strategies
Metabolic Disorder  
Endocrine Disorder
  • Collecting repeat screens for CH
Hemoglobin Disorder: Sickle Cell  
Other Disorder: SCID                   
  • There are questions about how to triage abnormal SCID NBS results to ensure families are receiving proper follow-up
Other Disorder: Cystic Fibrosis


Other Disorder: SMA  
Other Disorder: X-ALD  
Other Disorder: Hearing Loss 
  • Audiology practices have closed, so confirmatory testing for presumptive positive hearing screens are postponed. 
  • During the pandemic, there may be alterations to newborn hearing screening activities
  • Some hospitals that contract out for hearing screens wanted to restrict screeners from coming into the hospital/ discharge newborns without a hearing screen.
Other Disorder: Critical Congenital Heart Disease