Newborn Screening Clinical Care Guidelines

Most newborns in the United States are screened for CF at birth through newborn screening. All 50 states and the District of Columbia now screen for CF.

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The guidelines for CF newborn screening discuss:

  • Developing a screen that finds infants most likely to have CF
  • Avoiding sweat tests for infants less likely to have CF
  • Contacting the family doctor and the family with newborn screening results
  • Counseling families and discussing next steps

"Guidelines for Implementation of Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Programs: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Workshop Report." Pediatrics 2007;119:e495-e518

The guidelines were published in February 2007, they were reviewed in April 2019 and it was determined that no update is needed at this time.

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