ALD Newborn Screening Update in California

We are excited to announce that we received the following message from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) yesterday:

“We are pleased to announce that starting September 21, 2016 the #California #NewbornScreening (#NBS) Program will be expanding to include routine screening for #Adrenoleukodystrophy (#ALD). State Assembly Bill 1559 mandated that the California Department of Public Health add ALD to our NBS panel as soon as ALD became part of the federal Recommended Uniform Screening Panel, which took place on February 16, 2016. As such, ALD screening will also be provided retroactively for the group of newborns that had specimens received in our laboratories from February 16th through September 20th of this year.” #SaveTheBoys

To read the official announcement letter from the CDPH that will be mailed to hospitals, midwives, and primary care providers throughout California to inform them about the NBS expansion, click here.