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About Newborn Screening

Newborn screening can change a baby’s life by helping health professionals make a diagnosis early and begin treatment before serious problems develop.

Newborn Screening Results

The newborn screening hearing and pulse oximetry results are ready immediately and the newborn screening blood test, or heel stick, results are available within a week. An abnormal TREC result, revealed through the newborn screening blood test, suggests low T cell counts, indicating either SCID or a different condition associated with T-cell immune deficiency.

History of SCID Newborn Screening

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) and many partners have strongly supported and worked tirelessly toward Newborn Screening for SCID for many years.