Newborn Screening Legislation Expands Test Panels in Several US States

  • Missouri will be the first state in the US to screen for mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II), otherwise known as Hunter syndrome and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), two life threatening genetic diseases. The state is already screening for several LSDs using the SEEKER platform.
  • Florida recently passed legislation that requires the Advisory Council to consider every condition added to the RUSP within 1 year, and if recommended, the NBS lab would be required to screen for that condition within 18 months.