DSHS ACT/FACT Sheets
Videos and Webinars
Information Regarding the Use and Storage of Dried Blood Spot Cards
Newborn Screening Saves Lives!
What is Newborn Screening?;
Six things expectant parents want to know; and
Guidance on patient communication.
DSHS ACT/FACT Sheets
ACTion sheet - Action plans for each disorder. Provides immediate next steps a health professional should follow when a newborn has an out-of-range test result.
FACT sheet - Plain language information to share with parents or non-health professionals. Available in SPANISH.
Amino Acid Disorders
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), Homocystinuria (HCY), Citrullinemia (CIT)/ Argininosuccinic Acidemia (ASA), Tyrosinemia Type I (TYR I)
Congential Hypothyroidism (CH)
Cystic Fibrosis FACT Sheet, Cystic Fibrosis ACT Sheet
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders
Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase Deficiency (MCAD), Very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase Deficiency (VLCAD), Long-chain L-3-OH acyl-CoA dehydrogenase Deficiency (LCHAD), Carnitine Uptake Defect (CUD).
Sickle Cell Anemia (Hb SS) Hemoglobin S/beta-thalassemia (Hb S/Th), Hemoglobin S/C Disease (Hb S/C)
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
Organic Acid Disorders
Isovaleric Acidemia (IVA) Glutaric Acidemia (GA I) 3-OH 3-CH3 Glutaric Aciduria (HMG)/ Multiple Carboxylase Deficiency (MCD)/ 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA Carboxylase Deficiency (3MCC)/ Beta-ketothiolase Deficiency (BKT), Methylmalonic Acidemia (MUD) Methylmalonic Acidemia (Cbl A, B)/ Priopionic Acidemia (PROP)
Other Metabolic Disorders
Biotinidase Deficiency (BIOT), Classical Galactosemia (GALT Deficiency)
Frequently Asked Questions
NBS Benefits Program - 2012 Manual, Eligibility Forms, Instructions and Billing
Insurers to Cover Newborn Screening Fee
DSHS Health Providers
DSHS Laboratory Health Care Providers Resource Page
Regional Social Workers
Texas Health Steps Online Provider Education
Certificate upon completion
Continuing education credits available
Baby's First Test - Facts, Advice and Support for Parents and Professionals
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation - A non-profit organization that advocates for comprehensive newborn screening.
Additional Disorder/NBS Information
Abbreviations and Alternate Names for the Additional NBS Disorders
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Fact Sheets Introduction
AAP FACT Sheets
Cystic Fibrosis - Accredited Care Centers in TX
Cystic Fibrosis - DNA Testing 40-Mutation Panel
Disorder Factsheets from Screening, Technology, and Research in Genetics (STAR-G)
Genetics Home Reference - Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions
Hemoglobinapathies Handout - "F, A, Other" Alpha Thalassemia Trait
Screening Critically Ill and Premature Infants - NBS protocols for infants in neonatal intensive care units.
Storage and Use of Dried Blood Spots in Newborn Screening Webinar
Cystic Fibrosis Educational Video
Newborn Screening and Genetics - Cystic Fibrosis - DSHS Grand Rounds Webinar
A PowerPoint presentation by Dr. John Saito, Cook Children's Physician's Network - December 2009 (PDF) - videos are part of the original presentation but must be viewed separately.
Video 1 - Specimen Collection Video
Video 2 - Mucociliary Clearance
Video 3 - SH5 Median Age
Video 4 - Cystic Fibrosis Example (FLV)
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