Resources for Healthcare Providers


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Newborn Screening Saves Lives! This publication discusses what newborn screening is, six things expectant parents want to know, and guidance on patient communication.



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.
View fact sheets in Spanish (27 pages).

Amino Acid Disorders

Phenylketonuria (PKU),  Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), Homocystinuria (HCY), Citrullinemia (CIT)/ Argininosuccinic Acidemia (ASA), Tyrosinemia Type I (TYR I)

Congenital Hypothyroidism

Congential Hypothyroidism (CH)

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis FACT Sheet, Cystic Fibrosis ACT Sheet, Things to Know about Cystic Fibrosis

Endocrine Disorders

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)

Immune Disorders

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)



Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Toolkit

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Assistance
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
Medical Consultants
Regional Social Workers

Texas Health Steps Online Provider Education
        Self-paced modules
        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
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
Hemoglobinopathies Handout - "F, A, Other"   Alpha Thalassemia Trait
Screening Critically Ill and Premature Infants - NBS protocols for infants in neonatal intensive care units.


Videos And Webinars

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)

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may not be accessible to persons with visual impairment.

Last updated October 24, 2014