RESEARCH/R&D

Health Information Standards and Discovery

Newborn Screening Coding and Terminology Guide

Research Area: Health Information Standards and Discovery

Researchers: Clem McDonald

Project link: http://newbornscreeningcodes.nlm.nih.gov

Newborn screening coding and terminology guide project iconNewborn Screening attempts to identify infants who appear healthy but have serious conditions, begin treatment before they suffer significant disability or death. In 2006, a recommended uniform screening panel was published that included conditions based on detailed criteria for the condition itself, screening and diagnostic tests, and treatment and management. Currently, the recommended panel includes 31 primary conditions and 26 secondary conditions.