Making Sense of Newborn Screening Cut-off Values | www.APHLblog.org

Newborn screening is the practice of screening every baby in their first 24-48 hours of life for certain harmful or potentially fatal conditions that are not otherwise apparent at birth. For babies who have abnormal screens for one of these conditions, rapid identification and treatment makes the difference between health and disability – or even life and death. Every year more than 12,000 newborn lives are saved or improved through newborn screening. It is the largest and most successful health promotion and disease prevention system in the country.

How is a screening test different from a diagnostic test?

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