Kids in america: Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis

Laura M. Bender, Steven W. Cotten, Monte S. Willis

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Within the last year, all 50 states in the United States have adopted newborn screening (NBS) protocols for cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common fatal autosomal recessive disease among Caucasian populations. In this overview, we discuss the rationale for implementing NBS for CF and discuss the different testing algorithms states have adopted. Based on studies in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, these measures will likely lead to less severe disease, prolonged life, and more cost-effective management of CF in the long run.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-601
Number of pages7
JournalLaboratory Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Irt
  • Newborn screen
  • Trypsinogen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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