Expanding the Reach of SCID Testing: A Report on the Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Newborn Screening Implementation Experience

Date: May 8, 2019

This report provides a comprehensive overview of APHL SCID implementation activities resulting from the HRSA Cooperative Agreement, lessons learned and some notes on the future of SCID screening. This report may also serve as a guidance tool for NBS programs to reference when they are adding new disorders to their state panels. It explores the stages and complexities involved in successful implementation, including authorization, equipment acquisition, training, assay validation, pilot studies, short-term follow-up, clinical engagement and education.