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All Babies in Massachusetts Should Be Screened for Life-Threatening Disorders

Nearly 90 percent of all babies born in the United States -- more than double the percentage in 2005 -- live in states that require screening for at least 21 serious disorders, according to the latest March of Dimes Newborn Screening Report Card.

Massachusetts has failed to make progress on expanding the newborn screening panel this year. At present, 13 states and the District of Columbia require screening for the 29 core, treatable, conditions.

Massachusetts had been a leader in newborn screening when in the early 1960s it became the first state to routinely screen all newborns for PKU (phenylketonuria), an inherited metabolic disorder that, if untreated, causes severe mental retardation. But today Massachusetts requires screening for only 12 of the 29 core conditions.

The March of Dimes endorsed the 2004 report of the American College of Medical Genetics that calls for every baby born in the U.S. to be screened for 29 genetic or functional disorders. If diagnosed early, all of these devastating conditions can be successfully managed or treated to prevent severe consequences.

Two years ago, after the March of Dimes endorsement, only 38 percent of infants were born in states that required screening for at least 21 of these 29 core conditions. As a result of four years of intensive advocacy efforts by March of Dimes chapters and their partners, that percentage has increased to 87.5, or about 3.6 million babies.

Ed Doherty, State Director for the March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter said, "We are optimistic that when the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Newborn Screening Advisory Committee meets in October this year that they will recommend to the Commissioner that the State increase the number of newborn screening tests it currently requires."

"While this important expansion of newborn screening is very good news for families, the lives of 500,000 newborns who still aren't
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