New Conditions Added to Newborn Screening Panel

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has added, by emergency rule, screening for Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase 1A deficiency (CPT1A) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) to the Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program’s panel of conditions. This rule will go into effect once it is published in the Wisconsin State Journal, which is expected to occur on October 15, 2019. Every infant born in a hospital is required to have CPT1A and SMA screening prior to discharge.Babies born out of hospital are also required to be screened.

For more important information on this rule please see the following links:

WI-DHS & WSLH Joint Letter

Fact Sheet for Physicians

Letter for Parents