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Pilot Testing for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID)

Friday, July 15, 2011
HCR 187 of the 2009 Regular Session requested that DHH create a pilot program to screen newborns for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID). The resolution further requested that DHH submit a report to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare that recommends whether SCID testing warrants permanent inclusion in the state’s newborn screening program. SCID is a primary immunodeficiency disorder that causes premature death, usually in the first few months of life.

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