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MCADD = Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency

Where to Get Supplemental Screening

Because your child's routine newborn screening test may not be enough, supplemental newborn screening is recommended to ensure your baby receives comprehensive newborn screening.

Contact one of the laboratories below to obtain a free parent packet, which contains a screening kit and information for you and your physician. The screening kit should be obtained prior to delivery and taken to the hospital with you.

Note: A limited number of free newborn screening packets is available each month for expectant parents who qualify. Click here for more information about "Packet For Parents".

Lab information is subject to change.
Contact labs for their current prices.

These facilities offer
complete screening.*

PerkinElmer Genetics, Inc.
50+ disorders

Also Available
Newborn Screening Packets
for international locations.
For more info on packets click here.

These facilities offer
partial screening only.**

Mayo Medical Laboratories

1- 800-533-1710
Ask for Supplemental Newborn
Screen, MML Test #82594
By physician order only

Baylor Medical Center
30+ disorders

* these facilities offer full screening using multiple screening methods and equipment

** these facilities offer screening through one machine only (tandem mass spectrometer); the following disorders are not screened for by these laboratories:

Biotinidase Deficiency (BD), Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Galactosemia, Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (G6PD), Hypothyroidism (congenital),
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Hemoglobinopathies, and Toxoplasmosis (congenital).

What's Next?
Simply give the kit to your baby's doctor, and let him or her know you would like to have an extra blood sample drawn at the time of your baby's routine newborn screening. Because supplemental screening has not been available everywhere until recently, your doctor may not know about supplemental screening. Be prepared that you may have to supply your doctor with information on supplemental screening.

Older Babies and Children
Older babies and children can be screened for the same disorders covered by the newborn screening test. Pediatrix Screening, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and Baylor Medical Center offer this service. See lab contact info above. Note that Mayo Medical Laboratories limits its screening to physician order only. Lab information is subject to change. Contact individual labs for their most current info.

Shipping and Test Results
The supplemental test is best sent to the NBS laboratory via overnight carrier. As with your baby's routine screening, if the screening is abnormal, your baby's physician will be contacted immediately. If the screening is normal, results will be sent through the mail.


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