Information about Disorders Fact Sheets
Fact sheets which review the disorders included on the newborn screeningA screening test that looks for different disorders using a small sample of blood taken from a newborn’s heel. A positive or abnormal newborn screening result means that there are slight differences that were found in the baby’s blood, and further testing is needed to figure out if the baby has a metabolic disorder. panel have been developed for families and professionals. These fact sheets review information that is of particular concern to parents. Please click here for the fact sheets that were created by the STAR-G Project.
Health Care Professionals
The fact sheets for health care professionals were created by the American College of Medical Genetics and the American Academy of Pediatrics. These fact sheets, called ACT sheets, describe the short term actions a health professional may follow when caring for an infant who receives a positive newborn screeningThe process of testing for disease in a person who does not show signs of having the disease (nonsymptomatic or asymptomatic person). The goal of screening is to catch the disease in its early stages. result.