Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) was recommended to be added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP) in February of 2018.
NewSTEPs partners with state newborn screening programs, partner organizations and federal agencies to provide a central location for SMA resources. If you have additional resources that you would like included, pleace contact NewSTEPs.
Newborn Screening Status
NewSTEPs has compiled educational resources that can be used to support screening efforts in states and regions. For educational resources, pertinent publications and archived webinars please visit the NewSTEPs resource library and filter for SMA.
Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (ACHDNC) Recommendations
Chair Letter to Secretary
(March 8, 2018)
External Evidence Review Report
(March 13, 2018)
Deputy Secretary's Interim Response
(April 13, 2018)
For information shared during recent ACHDNC meetings relative to SMA, please visit theACHDNC meeting webpage.